Here she is, the kitten that has been keeping me up all hours worrying about her safety. Please excuse the very poor quality photos, all taken from the web cam, but I thought I would share a sneak peak, even if they are not all that clear.
I am getting very discouraged. She is getting older, and the type of behavior she is exhibiting, she is already very feral. I have not seen her leave the shelter. She uses the litter box in there, and eats and drinks in there. I often see her chasing crickets. I have never seen her climb on the houses, and most times she is inside them.
She is very close to the Siamese, and he is very patient with her. I am worried my other ferals are going to hurt her. If they see her out, they chase her back into the houses, swatting at her through the entry ways. Last night one of my ferals had her cornered in another part of the shelter, I had to get the squirt bottle and chase my other feral away. I then got a really good look at the kitten. She has a cute little squished face, with a round apple head shape, just like my Mac, in my cat room. She does have orange tabby stripes on her face, but the rest of her is gray and white. She is really a cute little thing.
I have been keeping the trap set all the time, re baiting, but she is terrified of it. She hasn't gone near the trap. I can see her sneak out of the houses to eat, keeping her distance from the trap. The Siamese went halfway in the trap last night as I was watching, he got spooked, backed out and set it off. He and the kitten ran back into the houses. The kitten watched from a distance when the Siamese approached the trap. I do not want to trap the Siamese yet, as he seems to bring the kitten out of the houses, and she feels safe with him. But darn, I am at a loss.
Time is of the essence now, as she has already passed the age of easily taming. I have a cage in my garage all set up for her, so WHEN I catch her, hopefully I can spend some time working with her, only time will tell if she is workable.
I need a lot of luck to catch her. I just don't have any other ideas. She is by far, the hardest kitten I have ever tried to trap.