Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
10+ years trapping and I'm still learning and reminded that each cat and trapping location is unique. I have lined traps with newspaper, old place mats and towels for years to encourage cats to walk their sweet little paws into a trap.
- For the 1st time, I had a cat escape a trap because of a towel in a trap that she was able to yank hard enough to open the trap door and escape.
- The cats where I'm trapping now prefer nothing on the trap floor. Since I've gone 'down to the wire' mesh, I'm trapping cats faster. Go figure?!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
These guys come when I call "Here kitty, kitty." They're total cat food chow 'hounds' - I mean ducks ;-) (Trapping can be pretty serious so I appreciate comic relief where I can find it!)
I trapped another young cat this a.m. in SSF along the Bay Trail. So far no small kittens, but I still have quite a few 4-6 month old cats left to TNR. With all the rain we've been having, I can no longer hold-off trapping until it's clear. Oh well, the cats don't seem to mind! I'm using an old bath rug to put on top of the trap to keep the kitties dry after they've been trapped.