Actually it's only the submissive animals in an area that bury their poo. The dominant cat will poo wherever he or she wants.
I don't really like cats, I'm definitely a dog person. There is a local cat that thought it was funny to sit at the back of the garage, just out of reach of the dog, who was going ballistic. He didn't think it was so funny when I got my telescopic pole out and prodded his backside. He doesn't do it anymore. Next door used to have a lurcher (no longer with us) that was so fit, it has literally run up a 6ft wall and taken cats off the back, at least twice I know of, breaking the cat's back, meaning the neighbour has had to despatch them, then contact the owner, to let them know what had happened. We didn't get many cats in our garden when the lurcher was next door. Unfortunately my dog knows cats are for chasing, he's so old and fat he can't really be bothered.
During the summer when they're pests, I keep a supersoaker loaded with beer by the back door. They're often not back for a couple of weeks whilst they sleep it off, apart from one black and white one I think I've turned into an alcoholic!!