Feral dogs and coyotes are the biggest issues in my area, though eagles and other raptors have been known to carry off cats as well. Even a bad fight with a raccoon or a much larger cat can get a house cat into a lot of trouble, especially if it's declawed in the front paws. Some areas even have snakes that are big enough to munch on cats. I guess the best advice I can give is just look over your local wildlife, and then cross-reference that list with which animals eat prey animals about the size of cats, and the territorial ones that are about the size of cats themselves.
In our neighborhood it could be mountain lions, bear, or wolves. We have an abundance of those. Lots of bald eagles so kittens wouldn't be safe either.
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