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Surprising images have appeared of a wild cat with a dead wallaby hanging on its mouth

Why you should NEVER let your cat walk at night: shocking footage shows the moment a tabby casually kills a wallaby

  • Images have appeared of a pet cat with a four-kilogram wallaby in his mouth
  • Startled social media users asked why pet owners let go of their cats
  • Cats can hunt and devour up to 30 or 40 small mammals in one night
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Surprising images have emerged of a cat with a dead wallaby hanging on its mouth.

The video was published on Facebook by NT Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday.

It has already collected hundreds of responses and thousands of shares.

The clip shows the marsupial that happily bounces around in bushland in the Northern Territory.

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But seconds later a cat appears with the rock ear wallaby with short ears hanging from its jaws.

Surprising images have appeared of a wild cat with a dead wallaby hanging on its mouth

Surprising images have appeared of a wild cat with a dead wallaby hanging on its mouth

The clip shows the marsupial that happily bounces around in bushland in the Northern Territory. But seconds later a wild cat appears with the rock ear wallaby with short ears hanging on its cheeks

The clip shows the marsupial that happily bounces around in bushland in the Northern Territory. But seconds later a wild cat appears with the rock ear wallaby with short ears hanging on its cheeks

The clip shows the marsupial that happily bounces around in bushland in the Northern Territory. But seconds later a wild cat appears with the rock ear wallaby with short ears hanging on its cheeks

Social media users were shocked and many asked why pet owners let go of their cats.

& # 39; This makes me so angry! & # 39; said a person.

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& # 39; If you can't keep your cats inside, don't let them be goddamn! Too many animals are threatened by people who don't care! & # 39;

& # 39; People with dogs should keep them in an enclosed garden and walk on a leash and clean up their poo, but you have people with cats who let them roam the streets everywhere, & # 39; another said.

Others had a more harsh approach.

& # 39; A good cat is a hug, & # 39; someone replied.

& # 39; Poor animal and exactly why my cats are inside, & # 39; another said.

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Social media users were shocked and many asked why pet owners let go of their cats. & # 39; This makes me so angry! & # 39; said a person. & # 39; People with dogs should keep them in an enclosed garden and walk on a leash and clean up their poo, but you have people with cats who let them roam the streets everywhere, & # 39; another said. & # 39; A good cat is a hug, & # 39; someone else replied

Social media users were shocked and many asked why pet owners let go of their cats. & # 39; This makes me so angry! & # 39; said a person. & # 39; People with dogs should keep them in an enclosed garden and walk on a leash and clean up their poo, but you have people with cats who let them roam the streets everywhere, & # 39; another said. & # 39; A good cat is a hug, & # 39; someone else replied

Social media users were shocked and many asked why pet owners let go of their cats. & # 39; This makes me so angry! & # 39; said a person. & # 39; People with dogs should keep them in an enclosed garden and walk on a leash and clean up their poo, but you have people with cats who let them roam the streets everywhere, & # 39; another said. & # 39; A good cat is a hug, & # 39; someone else replied

Director of Terrestrial Ecosystems Dr. Graham Gillespie told Daily Mail Australia that he posted the video to make people aware of the damage cats cause to native animals.

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& # 39; Cats are a huge problem in Australia, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; They are highly efficient predators and can kill up to 30 or 40 native mammals and reptiles in one night.

& # 39; That would keep them full for about 24 hours before they went hunting again. & # 39;

Director of Terrestrial Ecosystems Dr. Graham Gillespie told Daily Mail Australia that he posted the video to make people aware of the damage cats cause to native animals

Director of Terrestrial Ecosystems Dr. Graham Gillespie told Daily Mail Australia that he posted the video to make people aware of the damage cats cause to native animals

Director of Terrestrial Ecosystems Dr. Graham Gillespie told Daily Mail Australia that he posted the video to make people aware of the damage cats cause to native animals

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Dr. Graham said it's not uncommon for a cat to kill a creature of similar size, and the notion that wild cats are larger than domestic cats is a myth.

& # 39; The cat in the video is just an ordinary tabby, & # 39; he explained.

& # 39; This is a wild one, it looks exactly the same as someone's pet.

& # 39; Fact is that people don't know where their cats are & # 39; being busy at night as they walk around, and there are indications that cats are just as happy as they run through an enclosed backyard where they cannot escape. & # 39;

FEATHER CATS IN AUSTRALIA

Wild cats are cats that operate in the wild and can survive without human trust or contact.

Wild cats represent the greatest threat to the native mammals of Australia.

They have already directly contributed to the extinction of more than 20 of our Australian mammals, such as the rusty numbat, the desert bandicot, the wide-face potoroo and the crescent nail tail wallaby.

There are millions of wild cats in Australia who kill many millions of native animals every day.

The Australian government aims to destroy 2 million wild cats by 2020.

Cat owners must register their pets to keep up with them, and have them de-sexed to control the population.

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Source: Australian Ministry of Environment and Energy

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