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  • Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats

    The cats were fitted with radio collars and tracked over two years. Some of the collars also had devices that continuously monitored the cats' every move. This un-owned cat was one of those tracked.

    The cats were fitted with radio collars and tracked over two years. Some of the collars also had devices that continuously monitored the cats' every move. This un-owned cat was one of those tracked.

    Photo courtesy Illinois Natural History Survey

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  • Editor's note: To reach Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, 217-333-6856 or nohram@illinois.edu.
    Richard Warner, 217-333-4178 or dickw@illinois.edu. Jeff Horn, jeffhorn@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Home Range, Habitat Use, and Activity Patterns of Free-Roaming Domestic Cats,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.