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My feral cat had an accident. he has lost his skin and fur

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my feral cat had an accident. he has lost his skin and fur from the tip of his tail, 1/2 way up
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Sylvester, 5 yrs old
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Sylvester?
Customer: he has remained on the property. I have seen him once and there was blood dripping slowly from the tail. this was Sunday at dusk 10/30
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 1 month ago.

The tail tip should be removed to prevent it from becoming infected, however if left alone, the tip of the tail will die and eventually fall off. If you can catch him, you can take him to a vet but if you are unable to catch him, he should eventually heal just fine but the tip of the tail will become black before it falls off.

Are you able to trap him?