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Feral cats threatening endangered species on Kangaroo Island after bushfires | ABC News

Kangaroo Island’s endangered species are “looking at extinction” after the deadly summer bushfires unless more is done to eradicate feral cats which are preying on those that survived, conservationists warn.

For more than 20 years, Barry Green — known as the “KI cat man” — has made it his mission to rid the island of feral cats.

He has trapped, killed and skinned about 1,500 feral cats turning their skin into stubby holders, bags and other quirky household items which he sells.

He keeps a record in his notebook of each cat he has killed and turned his American River home into a museum-like shrine to raise awareness about feral cats.

“I’ve spent a lot of money chasing cats around the island,” Mr Green said.

“I don’t hate cats, I just hate the feral ones.”

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