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'''1984 San Clemente Island:''' “Cats were introduced by man during the sheep ranching period. They are now found throughout the island, but are particularly noticeable in the Wilson Cove area where they are kept as pets. Cats also occur on several of the other California Channel Islands. The current feral cat population on San Clemente Island is estimated at 600 to 800 animals (Larson pers. comm.). Cats are most frequent around dumps, outdoor trash cans, and human habitation. They are known to take slow-moving night lizards and roosting/nesting marine birds (Lonquich 1979).” ''Recovery Plan for the endangered and threatened species of the California Channel Islands'' published by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serivce, Portland, Oregon 1984.
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1984 San Clemente Island: “Cats were introduced by man during the sheep ranching period. They are now found throughout the island, but are particularly noticeable in the Wilson Cove area where they are kept as pets. Cats also occur on several of the other California Channel Islands. The current feral cat population on San Clemente Island is estimated at 600 to 800 animals (Larson pers. comm.). Cats are most frequent around dumps, outdoor trash cans, and human habitation. They are known to take slow-moving night lizards and roosting/nesting marine birds (Lonquich 1979).” Recovery Plan for the endangered and threatened species of the California Channel Islands published by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serivce, Portland, Oregon 1984.



ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island George Kanakoff LACM November 18, 1939 LACM-031115 Felis Mammals