Gazania...hated to walk on it! Used the trusty mackerel! Three of her kittens, who may not be old enough to neuter yet, were in the garage...set a trap, so that maybe I could at least look at them; but no takers for the trusty mackerel. Then caught the mom who WAS fixed..poor thing. Tried to get the mother of Marigold, Flora, and Clover, but she raced around the cage after my first effort failed. ( I have a big room-sized cage attached to the house) I soon gave up rather than stress her any more. There's a cat house with two portholes, and I thought if I had the trap up to one, and approached the other, that I could lure (chase?) her into the trap. She anticipated me, and bolted out the hole I was to block... now I may have to prop a trap open, feed her close to, then in, it for a few days, so as to catch her without a chase.
Little mother with newborns doing fine. Lets folks touch them, and touch her too, a bit. She IS lovely! Glossy long black fur. The babies have striking facial markings! Four out of five are boys, and I haven't seen the sex of the fifth yet. Not being too intrusive.
Also got a call about a bird, in the parking lot where I feed, threatened by crows...Spoke with Lindsay Wildlife Museum, who said that the County Animal Services will sometimes bring such ones to them. Animal Services was called, and I do hope they bring them there, and not just throw the little bird away....will follow up. The
rescuer said she'd be ON IT!!!