I’d like some advice on trapping the few remaining canny feral cats of one of my feral cat colonies.
Several months ago, I posted that my Florida county has approved a small cat rescue group here to sponsor our first TNR program (link to earlier post).
It is at full speed and so am I. I have been managing 2 feral colonies for a long time – one large (32 cats) and one small (10 cats). I am nearly finished with TNR on the large colony but am having problems humanely trapping the last few.
They are trap-shy and nothing is working for me. I’m sure they are that way having witnessed their companions confined in an object that loudly snaps shut, even though I am always in the area and quickly pick up the traps and bring them inside until their appointment.
I’ve tried every sort of enticement I could think of, ie. tuna, mackerel, sardines, chicken, cheese, etc., and they are not going for it. I know they don’t understand that I want what’s best for them. If anyone has any ideas that may help me help these last few, I would appreciate it,
In the meantime, the best idea I came up with today is to just move on to my second colony and let this large one “rest” awhile.
My delusional thinking tells me that these last guys and gals may “forget” after a time. Any thoughts?
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