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The feral cat with kittens charged me!

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I'm a little freaked out. I just went outside to take that feral cat outside food for her and her kittens. Well, as always she ran underneath the house and was watching me from the lattice work. Her kittens were right next to her....all of them terrified of me.
Well, I have always tried to get this cat to come to me...she's been around on this property for about 6 months. I made the mistake of meowing! That dang cat came charging at me! She has never came within 30 feet of me, let alone come to me. She was coming, full speed, viciously. She didn't stop coming until I picked up a big stick real quick like. Trust me.....she wasn't coming to get to know me by any means. She was really going to hurt me.
Has anyone had an experience like that? Scares the heck out of me being that I have young kiddos that go outback all the time.
I'm wondering if I need to get her picked up and taken away period. What would you guys do?
post #2 of 7
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I did the same meow like that just now with Holstein and she didn't even bother to look my way.
So it wasn't a bad meow I guess. lol
I don't know why that cat reacted like that.
Maybe she thought I had one of her kitten or maybe she just hates me. Either way I don't think I like that cat much. She was doing that low growl thing. Not cool.
post #3 of 7
I have one in my son's bedroom who is like that! When I took her in, she was supposed to be tame and nice, but she is extremely growly and has scratched us. Please try to get a trap, so you can TNR her, and tame the kittens. Once she is spayed, she won't be so aggressive IMO.

Is there someone you can call to help trap her? And provide care...or would they just euthanize? Even if she rushed at you once, that is no reason for her to be pts, if there is any other way.
post #4 of 7
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We have a no-kill shelter here, but they are maxed out. They won't take any right now, so I guess the only thing I can do is take her to a vet (who will have to seriously drug her up to do anything with her) and get her spayed.
If she continues to show aggression though I'm not going to allow her to be here at all.
I've always hoped she would come to me. Guess that is out of the question now.
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Originally Posted by gottalotagals
We have a no-kill shelter here, but they are maxed out. They won't take any right now, so I guess the only thing I can do is take her to a vet (who will have to seriously drug her up to do anything with her) and get her spayed.
If she continues to show aggression though I'm not going to allow her to be here at all.
I've always hoped she would come to me. Guess that is out of the question now.
I think before you make a final decision...have her spayed and return her back outdoors. Then take her kittens to be socialized. Think of the situation from her perspective...you as a cat do not know if another cat is there to hurt your kittens or not. I think having her spayed will probably improve her behavior.

Katie
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Yeah I'll do that. I'm waiting on the traps now and then she'll get fixed. I'll release her and then see how she is.
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Originally Posted by gottalotagals
Yeah I'll do that. I'm waiting on the traps now and then she'll get fixed. I'll release her and then see how she is.
Let us know how it goes....remember we are here for you.

Katie
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