Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Another new marauder, trespassing during daylight - they seem to come from near and far.
Half-grown tabby; a bit gaunt and scruffy; when it saw me it took off instantly. Probably dumped in the valley by someone tired of the responsibility of looking after it.
While normally I wouldn't include photos of domestic cats, these were part of a feral colony living along the wharf and breakwater in Crecsent City, CA. To me, this puts them in the same wildlife category as feral donkeys and Rock Doves that while originated from domestic stock, are now living wild lives and are part of the ecology of the region.
The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt vermin and household pests.