We'd like to know if Corsair has a second home, or really to determine if there are any patterns we can figure out to see if we think neighbours are feeding her so we can knock on their door and ask them to stop.
What other research questions would we like answered by analysing the data from our statistically insignificant sample set?
- Can we justify spending $50 on a GPS logger?
- Are there recurring patterns in the cats daily movements?
- Do the cats stay within the residential area, or do they wander down to the open grassland and nature reserve near the nearby creek?
- Do they visit the local schools and if so, at what times?
- Does the age of the cats make a difference?
- Does the gender of the cats make a difference?
- What times of the day are the cats most likely to be at home and wandering?
- By comparing Magellan and Corsair's travel data - do we think the recent cat accident has inhibited Magellan's roaming?
- How far do they roam?
- Is the extent of their roaming weather dependant?
- Do they follow the sun?
- Do they stay home on rainy days?
- Is their roaming patterns affected by seasonal change?
Please - I'd like to hear your suggestions for research questions we can answer - please comment with suggestions.
I think today's GPS today is going to show us that Magellan spent most of the day locked in the garage.
Can cats go further if they travel by bike?