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Yrrah
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I have news for the author, 5 kg is a kitten compared to some here in OZ. My brother weighed one he shot years ago at 27 lb/ 12+kg. Another shot in the same forest was larger. I was told by a Parks and Wildlife rep years ago that the largest he knew of went 34 lb say 15-1/2 kg.

“B.      The role of cats

  • Feral cats kill an estimated 75 million native animals every day across Australia.
  • Feral cats are widely acknowledged as the greatest threat to threatened mammals, along with foxes.   “

http://www.australianwildlife.org/field-updates/2014/awc-inspires-historic-bid-to-restore-extinct-mammals-to-nsw-national-parks.aspx

These ferals are all muscle and bone, adapted /evolved over at least 200 years, some think they originated from boats touching our northern shores as far back as 17th century.   ….  KR, Harry.