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    Details of this species in Asuncion Is. (Northern Mariana Islands)
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Eradicated
    Source: Wood et al. 2002.
    Arrival Date:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Feral cats were present on 26 islands in north-west Mexico in 1994. They have since been eradicated from 15 of these.
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Feral cats were eradicated using a combination of hunting, dogs and trapping. Hunting at night with .22 and .222 calibre rifles was found to be most effective. Hunting during the day was most effective using trained dogs, particularly Jack Russell Terriers. Victor #1½ padded leg-hold traps were used, and were particularly effective in removing the last few cats. Cubby sets (where the trap blocks the single entrance to a cave or hole with bait/scent behind the trap) and walk-through sets (where the trap is along a trail with bait/scent placed above or to the side of the trap) were used. The location of tracks and scats were used to guide placement of the traps.
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    Last Modified: 15/02/2005 9:55:28 a.m.

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