Mark, Mr. Schenk:
Two things: I did state that if one wishes to dilute the value of words, us Lynx or Mountain Lion to understand the point.
Then, consider William of Occam - "semi-feral" is neither. Neither semi (anything) nor feral (anything).
Answer one question, carefully: Were you to find/trap a genuine European Wild Cat under your control, would you attempt to 'gentle it' into a house pet? That is a yes/no question. Once answered, please apply that answer to the next actual Feral you encounter. They are NOT, in any way, shape, form or after however much wishful thinking, anything like any sort of barn cat, stray cat, homeless cat, nor any other sort of human-interactive cat at any level, however removed. Full stop.
Melrose Park, PA