|Title||Two African serval cats found wandering in West Seattle|
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2008-01-24_serval cat moved to Redmond.doc
Two African serval cats found wandering in West Seattle
Jan 24, 1:11 PM EST
SEATTLE (AP) -- A serval is a wild cat native to Africa that can weigh up to 50 pounds.
Sometimes they are illegally kept as exotic pets, and two of them apparently got away in the past month to wander around West Seattle. Both are about 1 year old and had been de-clawed.
Animal Control picked up one on Jan. 1 as it was going after some cat food left on a doorstep. Officers picked up the second one Saturday on the grounds of Madison Middle School.
Officer Don Baxter suspects they both belonged to the same owner, who has not claimed them. One has already been moved to a sanctuary in Redmond.
Baxter says servals are predators that would go after smaller animals such as pet rabbits or chickens.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/