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  •  Usually cats come back when they get hungry (15+ / 0-)

    In my experience. They can wander for up to 2 miles, and find their way home.

    In fact, the fact that he's partly feral is a good thing - that means that he's less likely to be done in by a dog or something else because he's street-wise.

    Hopefully he's fixed, so he's not chasing a female in heat somewhere ...



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    by splashy on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 01:37:17 PM PDT

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      whaddaya

      lived under that trailer for sometime. But he had freedom. I wanted to keep him safe now. Maybe I should keep all the work down now. Stop everything and keep the house quiet so he can come back. Someone ate the food in the trap last night and the paper plate is gone with out setting the trap. The wild pigs came later and pushed the trap around and it closed.Just weird that an animal????would eat the food and then take the plate out....seems to me like a trap shy cat would do this? Any thoughts......

      •  Yes, if he's feral then work going on (1+ / 0-)
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        ejoanna

        Would scare him. My advice is get a good cat carrier and put him in it when you are working, letting him out at night or when the work stops. I do that with my partly feral cat, and it works. Of course, you need to have the carrier around all the time so he gets used to it, and maybe put some of his toys in it so it's more like it's his.

        That is weird about the trap. Perhaps the food needs to be in a different place in the trap so it would be more easily set off.



        Women create the entire labor force.
        ---------------------------------------------
        Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 06:36:37 AM PDT

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