By Brittany Anas, Daily Camera
Researchers from Colorado State University are studying how often bobcats, mountain lions and domestic cats bump into each other in Boulder’s back yard as part of a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The study will help track infectious diseases among wild cats and household pets. Early research shows that the cats are literally crossing one another’s paths.
Ultimately, the research team hopes to understand the relationship between urbanization and the how often cat species swap diseases.
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