Hi, I'm Liz Covva.
I'm from Fixed Nation andI am here today on behalf of Expert Village and to talk to you about feral cats.
Morethan likely you are going to have the challenge of having multiple cats per colony.
In generalonce a feral cat has been trapped in a humane cat trap they are not going to go back in.
But sometimes, for whatever reason, if their hungry enough or maybe they just didn't thinkit was such a bad deal to go into the trap and go get spayed or neutered and then comeback and get fed.
So for the ones that you don't want to retrap, we have these littletrappers trick and we call it the water bottle trick.
What you can do if you want to selectivelytrap when this trap goes off, and which cat you trap, what you can do is instead of actuallyhooking, remember the hook, how you set the hook on the trap, instead of hooking thistrap, I'm not going to hook it.
I am going to take a plastic water bottle full of waterand I'm going to put it right underneath this trap gate here.
I'm going to wrap rope oftwine around the water bottle.
I'm going to spool off into the distance.
If a cat goesin that I don't want to trap, this trap is not set the trip plate is not set so thisgate is not going down.
But if I spooled with the twine around the bottle and spooled offsitting in the distance I can basically pull this water bottle out, so I am controllingwhen the trap goes off.
This is a really good technique if you've got a pregnant femaleand she's got kittens, the kittens always run in first, always.
The female gets spookedoff and you have a hard time trying to trap her.
So what you can do is basically selectivelytrap when the trap goes off and get the Momma cat first, get her into the vet, get her fixedand then get the kittens.