Feral cats are un-owned domestic cats. In contrast to stray cats, feral cats have never had social contact with a human being its owner. Therefore, these cats are scared of humans and will avoid contact. Although they are shy, they will claw, scratch, and bite if threatened.
Feral cats can be found in a wide variety of areas including farmlands, suburbs, and cities. They will live in abandoned buildings, old barns, garages, and under decks. According to the Wisconsin DNR, “the feline population has tripled over the last 4 decades with about 2 million feral cats roughly estimated in Wisconsin.” With that being said, feral cats are a very problematic animal.