Thanks! yes - those ghost eyes sure do ruin a pic!
Gloria-you got him just right, he's gorgeous. The trick to getting a good picture of a black cat is to take a whole bunch of them at the same time. Act like you are not even there, just let the cat do its thing, keep taking pics and eventually you will get one that is just right. Make sure the cat is not looking straight at you or you will get those "monster eyes" that glow in the dark.
Well, segelkatt, you've made quite a statement here by saying that an adult feral can never be tamed.
An adult feral cat needs to stay one, it can never be tamed. However, if you get a feral kitten not more than 3 months old you most certainly can turn it back into an indoor house cat. Our cat club takes care of a small feral colony, we grab the kittens as soon as we can after they are weaned, and sometimes before when we have to bottle feed them, and every one of those kittens has found a good home. We do not allow anyone to let a house cat roam outside. The ferals go through TNR and get their ears notched as a sign that they have gone through TNR. They keep the rodent population down but unfortunately also become coyote lunch themselves. Our wild ducks that hang around the golf course ponds and the wild bunnies also suffer the same fate but coyotes have to eat too, that's nature.