Photo: James Morton

You think your neighborhood cat is all innocent and cute? Well, wait until you read this report from The New York Times that describes the “friendly outdoor feline” as one of “the single greatest human-linked threats to wildlife in the nation. More birds and mammals die at the mouths of cats, the report said, than from automobile strikes, pesticides and poisons, collisions with skyscrapers and windmills and other so-called anthropogenic causes.”

New research culled together from a number of independent sources points to the fact that cats are much deadlier than we think. They will kill just about anything — bigger or smaller than them — if they want. And it’s not even to eat. Just for fun. Cats really are evil aren’t they?