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Kitty-cam reveals the secret lives of cats

By Muriel Kane
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 17:41 EDT
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University of Georgia researcher Kerrie Anne Loyd is strapping video cameras to record the secret lives of outdoor cats.

Atlanta’s 11 Alive interviewed owner Amy Watts of Athens about her cat Booker T’s outdoor adventures. “I knew that Booker T’s favorite place to go was down in the storm sewer,” Watts told the news staiton. “And now I know what the storm sewer looks like.”

Loyd said she gathered 2,000 hours of kitty-cam footage for he research project, partnering with National Geographic Remote Imaging to fit the cats with cameras. She said the research is meant to reveal outdoor cats’ behavior and prove that they lead more dangerous lives than their indoor counterparts.

Watch the video, broadcast on Atlanta’s 11 Alive on May 15.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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