I have a Maine Coon (Tink) that escaped yesterday & went under the house. We had just moved into the house & I was mowing the yard.
Both he & my other cat escaped by pushing open the front door. Of course, Tink led the way & Jenny (my other non Maine Coon cat), followed. I was able to get Jenny in by calling to her.
But Tink (Maine Coon) stayed forever under the house, scared by the mowers. When he finally came out I tried to pick him up, but he was so overwhelmed that he growled & tried to bite me. So I had to let him go.
Finally he came in through a door that I left open. He is very stubborn and doesn’t come when called. I was so relieved he finally came inside I cried. This is not the first time he’s escaped…I call him an escape artist!
But since we’ve just moved he needs to stay inside, too many other feral cats in the neighborhood!