I have several half wild cats around here, they show up for dinner, but don't try and touch them. Biting or scratching will be the sign they want down.
Today, while I was feeding them, I noticed one looked a bit strange, his tail was a bit short, like about 2 inches. On closer inspection (from 6 or 8 ft away) I could see that the 'bone' was still there, about the size of a large needle, but the hair and skin was completely gone. So, I have a Red Tabby Puddy Tat with a short tail, who won't let me get hold of him to doctor. I am wondering what he got his tail caught in, but guess I'll never know.
I'll try and get a photo of it, soon, but not making any promises. Why do mom cats keep kittens away from us, until they are too old to tame?