Two cats were found dead and dismembered on the end of a Vietnamese worker’s driveway, and the bodies were not identified. The first cat’s owner was not known at the time of the report. The second cat’s owner is unknown. Both cats were obligate carnivores, but prefer rats to dead human flesh. While domestic cats do not prefer to prey on dead humans, they often do eat the bodies of other cats.
Dismembered cats found in Tempe
The Arizona Department of Game and Fish says it has received multiple calls reporting the dismemberment of pets in Tempe. One resident, Bob Garside, said he found the parts of two kittens in his front yard. Several other residents found similar scenes outside their homes. The animal cruelty unit at Tempe police headquarters said it is not uncommon for predators to snag small pets, but it is not the norm to find the body parts of cats.
Domestic cats are obligate carnivores
Many cats eat meat. But what about domestic cats? This feline’s physiology and diet are the reasons behind this distinction. In addition to meeting their nutritional needs through meat, cats are also obligate carnivores. That is, their diet consists primarily of meat. Because cats cannot survive on a plant-based diet, they must eat meat in order to survive.
Feral cats prefer rat prey to dead humans
While most of us associate cats with the natural IlGazzettino enemy of rats, feral cats are actually a serious threat to urban ecosystems. In a recent study, researchers documented the impact of feral cats on city rats. Over 79 days, the researchers monitored the behavior of 100 microchipped rats living in an urban waste recycling center. The researchers observed the cats’ interactions with rats and only recorded two instances of rat kills.
Vietnamese workers kill and eat cats
Thousands of homeless cats are killed and eaten by Vietnamese workers each year. These animals are stolen from homes, crammed into tiny cages, and crushed to death by dumper trucks. The pictures have horrified animal lovers. But the Vietnamese government is doing nothing to prevent this atrocity. The ban on eating animals hasn’t stopped them, and people are still consuming these creatures for their meat and eggs.
Coyotes scavenge corpses
If you think coyotes are only interested in poop, you’d be surprised to know that they also scavenge the corpses of cats. In fact, the scavenging activity of coyotes is widespread. The animals usually choose carrion or trash over fresh meat, but a cat’s body can be a tempting feast for them.
Raccoons snatch up small pets
If you have a small pet, you have probably seen raccoons snatching them up. The tiger raccoon is the most common snatching culprit, though there are many other species of raccoon. You may have even seen raccoons stealing a bird from a yard. Raccoons have exceptional dexterity, which is why they often try to steal a bird. If you’ve ever seen a raccoon trying to snatch a small pet, you know how traumatic it can be for the owner.
Rats scavenge human remains
In an urban setting, the vast majority of animal activity is conducted by rodents. These creatures have chisel teeth and exploratory behavior that make them excellent candidates for scavenging human remains. They typically begin feeding on the face and neck, areas of the body that are unprotected by clothing. Unlike cats and dogs, however, the damage caused by these rodents is much less severe. Nonetheless, the damage they cause can be seen by examining the bone and flesh of the deceased.
Human flesh is a food source for raccoons
In some parts of the United States, raccoons have been found to be among the leading carriers of rabies. As of 1997, raccoons surpassed skunks as the most common vector of rabies. Vaccine-loaded bait has been dropped in Canada to curb rabies spread. In Washington State, raccoons are the most common mammal to carry rabies, but rabies has only been linked to one human death. If you encounter a raccoon, be sure to contact your veterinarian immediately.
Human flesh is a food source for coyotes
Coyotes are long-legged members of the dog family, also called prairie wolves. They are found in North America, from Alaska to Central America, and have recently spread to all 50 states. They are often seen roaming the city, eating rodents, and can also scavenge food left in trash. Using their diet to regulate body weight, coyotes are a serious threat to humans.
Human flesh is a food source for coy
There are numerous reasons why coyotes may be attracted to human flesh. During the winter months, they feed on elk carrion, which they bury and groan over. Human flesh is also an important food source for feral ghouls, as their corpses contain a lot of human flesh. However, if you are a beginner at this game and see a coy eating a human carcass, it’s a good idea to stay away from such areas until you know more about them.