Re: Catching Feral Cats
I do not think a standard cat carrier is going to work in trying to 'catch' a feral cat. I don't think a cat would enter a carrier and allow a person enough time to slam the door closed, hold the door closed and get the door latched closed. The cat will panic and be throwing itself against the door and unless you are prepared for the reaction, the cat will probably get away.
Your best bet is to buy a humane trap at a Home Improvement store ($40?) or a Sporting Goods Store. I bought a Have-A-Hart trap, but found I prefer the type my local animal control used (rented it once). I didn't find out until recently that it is available at a small, local Gun Shop. I also cover the traps with a towel or small sheet, trying to disguise the shape of a wire-cage and make it look more 'cave-like. You can also place them under shrubbery to help disguise them
Best of luck!