- Predators are animals that kill and eat other animals.
- Feral cats are wild cats that are not owned or controlled by anyone.
- Animals that are native to a country live there naturally and were not brought there
- Rats, mice, and squirrels are rodents.
- During night-time curfews you, or in this case cats, have to stay indoors all night.
- Containment means that you take measures to keep something under control.
- The Cat Act is a law that states which rules apply to cats.
1. How did cats turn up in Australia?
a They appeared out of the Australian bushes.
b They escaped from animal shelters and rescue centres.
c They have always lived in Australia naturally.
d They probably arrived with the first European settlers.
2. Why are pet cats a problem in Australia?
a They are becoming too popular
b They kill millions of native animals each year.
c They control populations of rabbits and rodents.
d They leave the house and do their own thing.
3. Who is responsible for all the cats that walk around in Australia?
a The First Fleet, who brought the first cats to Australia.
b The local governments, who have to make the rules.
c The owners, who have to watch their pets.
d The public, who should report cats that are misbehaving.
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