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Pampered Invaders
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

When the decision is made to fight an invasive species, the methods can be ruthless: widespread slayings, mass poisonings, relentless uprootings. But the only thing these feral cats are in danger of is being killed by kindness. In the private Ocean Reef community on Key Largo, Florida, three volunteers—including Susan Hershey, here feeding cats on a golf course—care for the area's feral cats, making sure the animals are spayed or neutered as well as fed. In ten years this program has cut the population from a high of some 2,000 cats down to about 500.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon 20D
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 16-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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