Well the rest of my Monday went better than the beginning. Connie again came to my rescue and we went down on my lunch hour to try to trap Teddy. We spent about 20 minutes trying to get him to go under the drop trap to no avail, so we went to Plan B.
Teddy always eats in a wooden feeding station, so we put food inside, and covered the entire entrance with a piece of wood. Then we put a trap on one end and slid the wood aside so the trap was the only way out. He shot into it like a cannon, so much easier than I expected. Connie took him off to the vet.
His ears have been bleeding because of polyps, she removed what she could, but they will recur, we had the same thing done last summer. Ideally he would have a total ear canal ablation, but that's surgery requiring a specialist. Hopefully he will be more comfortable for a while. It's very difficult managing a chronic problem like this with a feral. He's going to stay at the vet for a few days to heal up and get a break from the cold. I checked in this morning and he's hiding in his carrier but he ate overnight.
And I saw Clara yesterday too! She was back at her usual spot. I wonder if she's not feeling well, she didn't eat very much, maybe that's why she was in hiding.
Hey, it's actually supposed to warm up at the end of the week! +1 will feel like the tropics!