A few nights ago, I found a black shorthair tomcat on my porch. He was very vocal, but also very timid, and wouldn't let me come near. Eventually I managed to catch him in my Havahart trap.
I put him in my dog crate (while he hollered up a storm -- he's very
vocal), made a neuter appointment, and named him Stephen.
So I was quite startled the next night when I came out on the porch and found the same timid black cat yowling at me. I ran back to check the crate, certain he had escaped -- but no, it was a second, almost identical cat! This one has a small white locket on his chest, and happily, appears to be already fixed. I named him Greg.
Stephen and Greg will be joining other neighborhood tomcats Rocky (black with white locket), Stuart (all black), Robert (black with white locket), Tom (all-black longhair). Recent neighbors have also included Toshiro (all black), Buddy (all black), and Cosmo (all-black longhair).
Everytime we think we've reached our statistical maximum of black tomcats, more show up. So far all of them except Tom have been fixed, but my husband thinks they're reproducing by asexual division.