Outdoor Cats

Hays County can be a good place for indoor-outdoor pet kitties.

Bluebonnets cover the hills in spring

Much of the county retains it rural characteristic low development and houses set among cedar trees with the constant presence of White Tailed deer.

Other common wildlife include squirrels, raccoons and possums.

Ooccasionally, late at night, I have caught a glimpse of a Ringtailed Cat crossing the road in my car’s headlights.   It’s not really a cat, but a member of the raccoon family so no real threat to pet  kitties.  For a description of filming wildlife in Hays County see: Jaguarundi Journal

In the fall when it gets cold, we do hear coyotes yipping in the distance — and they can be a real threat.  However, since most of the county consists of ranchlands and undeveloped Hill County shrub, there is a lot of natural habitat available for coyotes and we don’t see them in neighborhoods.

Also, if coyotes ventured into in the settled parts of the county often, there would  likely be fewer feral cats.

View from Lone Man Road, Hays County

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Emily S Carter

My two beautiful little girl kitties came from ARF -- a rescue service in Wimberley. Maddie Bell, in the header photo, likes to help me make the bed.

Shelter cats are the best!


Making a difference to pet owners looking for their lost cat [or dog] – this is a place to post information about your animal and to provide contact information -- see the Lost Cat page.

Its also home to cat and dog stories -- see The Literary Cat page.


All text and images © copyright 2011 Emily S. Carter. All rights reserved.
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