So my daughter loves cats and we've had several, including a recent large batch. However they keep disappearing. We had a full grown one disappear a year ago but it ran off multiple times before so we didn't think much about it. Same thing with a second full grown one, we've found it down the road and out in the field so when it disappeared when we left on vacation this spring we figured he had it coming to him, figured a coyote got him while wandering in the field. However we have lost 3 small juvenile cats that aren't really kittens anymore just in the past few days and they always stay up by the house. This morning confirmed my suspicions, there were two big-ass hawks in the front yard making all kinds of noise right after I realized they were missing, so I kind of think they are picking them off. I usually see them on the far side of my property but usually not up by the house. I let my land grow with lots of tree clumps and tall grasses which attracts rabbits and I guess lots of rabbits attracts hawks. Anyway, cat jokes and "I hate cats" comments aside, is there anything I can do? I can't (won't) keep them in the house. Yeah I hate them in general too but this last batch had two I really liked, one named Sasquatch because it was solid gray and looked wild when it was a kitten, and a female named "Oil Spill" which was orange and white but had the ugliest splotches of black all over it but was really sweet. My daughter will be devastated if the others become hawk food, as if she isn't already. I think it is illegal to shoot them so that's probably not an option.