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Updated 08/11/2016
Presented by Your Wild Life | NC State | NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Participation fee $0
Expenses $62
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials yes

Required Gear:

i-gotU USB GPS Travel & Sports Logger – GT-120 (available through Amazon)

H-Style Cat Harness (available through Amazon)

PC computer or partitioned Mac (a method of splitting your computer to run two different operating systems)

-Needle and thread
-Sturdy tape (Gorilla Tape, Duct Tape)

Cat Tracker

Learn the secret life of your outdoor cat using GPS technology!
Put a GPS harness on your outdoor cat!

Cats are mysterious, dangerous and far more unpredictable than one might expect from an animal that is theoretically, domesticated. Some of the mysteries of cats relate to where they go and what they do; this is especially true of cats that go outdoors. We open our doors. They leave. Just where they go, we can’t be sure. Or rather we couldn’t be sure, until now. With your help, we’re investigating the movement of domesticated cats across the landscape. We want to know: Where do they go? What are they eating? What do they bring home, microbially speaking?

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