Here are six of the cats I spotted today. If you click on the images, you can see the scars and wounds on some of their faces from fighting.
The folks in the area that care for these ferals leave food out for them.
The end result of leaving the food out for the cats is that they live in a much more confined space than nature intended, hence the fighting. The food is pretty scarce outside of these feeding stations, but part of that is due to the predation of the cats on the native species.
The two local birds I saw compared to 6 cats and those were just the ones I photographed. The density of predators makes it impossible for the native species to survive. They're being annihilated by the ferals.
Make no mistake, kitties are fuzzy and cute. But so are little birds and rodents.
So why are we letting the fuzzy and cute alien species wipe out the fuzzy and cute natives?
Update: These posts have generated so much interest that I've followed it up with another one here.