[UPDATE] Not our kitty. Got him to come out, and he ran for it. Not hurt as bad as it appeared, and not ours. Whew!
There is an injured black cat who has hidden itself in a juniper bush down the street, and the odds are about even that it is our Max. I peered into the bush to see it, but I really couldn’t get a good look. All black cats pretty much look the same.
I cut my hand trying to get to him and make a positive ID. There doesn’t seem to be any way to get him out short of cutting a hole in the neighbor’s bushes, which I doubt they would go for. He is a really skittish cat - he comes to no one.
I don’t know what to do.