5 May 2016

Feral cats targeted through their grooming habits

From Nine To Noon, 9:43 am on 5 May 2016

John Read is an Australian ecologist who has come up with novel way of targeting feral cats... by using their grooming instincts against them. John Read has invented a robotic grooming trap which, when it detects an animal the size of a cat passing by, sprays it with a poisonous gel, which the cat ingests, when it licks itself grooming. He's currently trialing the traps in two locations - in Queensland to help save night parrots and Western Australia where there endangered marsupials.