Every backyard birder knows the threat that feral cats pose to wild birds, but it isn't just small cats that target birds for an easy meal. A photo series published in the Daily Mail has captured incredible images of a leopard in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on the border between Botswana and South Africa agilely hunting a flock of sandgrouse. The cat had staked out a hunting spot at a watering hole and timed its attack for when the birds came to drink.
Want to avoid similar scenes of hunting and carnage at your bird baths or feeders? Take steps to discourage feral cats and protect your backyard birds!
Photo © Greg Willis