Wandering African serval cat captured in Los Angeles
UPI News Service, 03/03/2020
Los Angeles Animal Services officers captured an unusual cat -- an African serval -- spotted wandering around a Hollywood neighborhood.
Witnesses said the large cat had been wandering the neighborhood for about a day before it was wrangled by animal control officers Monday evening.
Animal Control Officer Cynthea Easley said in a Facebook post that officials believe the cat to be a serval, rather than a Savannah cat, which is a hybrid between a serval and a domesticated cat.
It is illegal to own serval cats without a permit in California. Easley said the cat's owner has been in contact with authorities, but it is not yet clear whether the pet will be returned to the owner.
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