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