You're closer to a natural-born killer than you think. Common house cats are actually fierce feline predators responsible for killing more than  a billion small mammals and birds each year.

Could this cuddly species with a taste for the wild life spark an ecological disaster? Wild Chronicles follows conservationists working to control the feral cat population by calling on Crittercam® to find out how a game of "cat and mouse" really plays out.

Warning: Video may be inappropriate for young viewers.

  1. How many domestic cats are in the United States?

    • Answer

      The U.S. is home to as many as 120 million domestic cats.

  2. What are feral cats?

    • Answer

      Feral cats are "wild" or untamed domestic cats. They have no human home and no one to feed them.

  3. What animals do domestic cats usually prey on?

    • Answer

      Rodents and birds are most at-risk from domestic cats.

  4. Molly, the cat, goes hunting with Crittercam attached to her neck. Where does Molly hunt?

    • Answer

      Molly hunts in the "urban jungle" of an alley behind her owners' home. She finds her prey beneath a Dumpster.

  5. What prey does Molly hunt?

    • Answer

      Molly stalks and kills a rat.

bird
Noun

egg-laying animal with feathers, wings, and a beak.

conservationist
Noun

person who works to preserve natural habitats.

Crittercam
Noun

camera designed to be worn on a wild animal, providing a "critter-eye view" of the animal's environment.

ecological
Adjective

having to do with the relationship between organisms and their environment.

feral
Adjective

wild or untamed, but descended from domesticated animals.

mammal
Noun

animal with hair that gives birth to live offspring. Female mammals produce milk to feed their offspring.

predator
Noun

animal that hunts other animals for food.