new cat in the feral cat colony- FIGHTING
So, I have a colony of 8 cats living on my screened in porch (2 mamas and 6 six-month old kittens). They have lead a blissful life of food and warmth, love and freedom on a safe 10-acres. That is, until Jackie-boy showed up. The great big bully of the feral cat world. He started coming around in November, but was very timid. I hoped he was somebody's pet. In December, he became bolder and started coming on the porch and chasing the cats. He was afraid of me, so I could shoo him away. Naturally, I felt bad for him, so I began feeding him in a separate location. I tried to encourage him to stay by his shelter and my original cats to stay by theirs, but that didn't happen. Jackie-boy became familiar with me and now he is extremely sweet (to me). He loves my attention, but a little too much. He attacks the kittens when they come near me. Anyway, I figured I would let them do their natural thing and sort out who was the dominant one and what not. I made sure to give jackie-boy great food and attention in his shelter and to make sure that the other cats' food was gone before he had a chance to come onto the porch searching for it. But, it seems that he wants to take over the porch as well. If he would be nice, nobody would mind it. My 8 cats/kittens are so unbelievably sweet and gentle, and he is so unbelievably mean to them. Tonight, he came around and was making the cats scream like I have never heard before. He was going after all of the kittens, and I couldn't take it. I lured him into a cat carrier and he is now sleeping in the sink of my bathroom. But, I can't keep him there forever. I am planning to take him in to be neutered, but I doubt that this will take care of the problem completely. I understand that he has had a rough life and has had to fight for resources. Now he has found a great home and he wants to keep it. I get that. But, I need him to be nice. Does anyone have any suggestions??