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fer·al

(fer'ăl),
1. Denoting an animal that is wild and untamed.
2. An animal that was domesticated or tamed and returned to the wild.
3. Pertaining to wild beasts.
[L. fera, wild beast]

feral

(fîr′əl, fĕr′-)
adj.
a. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication: a pack of feral dogs.
b. Existing in a wild or untamed state.

feral

(of plants and animals) existing in a wild state, outside human cultivation or habitation.

feral

untamed; often used in the sense of having escaped from domesticity and run wild.
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5) Assistance by professional control/removal specialists for feral animals.
I love cats and it's really rewarding when the feral cats come round to you.
Before she was released we also spayed her, as part of a preventative measure as there are currently hundreds of unwanted feral cats up and down the country and we didn't want her to fall pregnant.
The United States has [approximately equal to] 4-5 million feral swine (9) throughout at least 38 states (10).
Keywords: Feral pigeon, population density, sex ratio, age group.
He acknowledges that feral cats may be the bigger problem, but pet cats still catch as many as two billion wild animals a year.