Still unsure of whether or not Phoebe is hiding in that grassy area, I went and bought something called a trail camera yesterday. It is a battery operated camera used to track game. With infrared technology and motion sensors, it detects animals and then takes photos or video.
trail camera to see what animals visit the food bar overnight
Since I can't spend all night staking out the area, dad and I set up the camera and kitty buffet around 9:30 p.m. instead of my usual 3:00 a.m. so I could get some needed sleep. Around 4:00 a.m. this morning dad and I collected the camera and what was left of the food bar.
smile pretty for the camera sweet pea!
Photos captured by the trail camera revealed that my sweet baby visited the kitty buffet around 11 p.m., 1 a.m., and 3:30 a.m. Yaaay! Coincidentally, she was the only animal to dine and ate only the tuna fish and some of the crunchy food. Knowing this, dad and I quickly baited the humane trap and placed near where the food bar was. I am hopeful I'll have Phoebe home soon!