Serval cat running loose in Muskegon County

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A bear escaped from a Muskegon County sanctuary in late April. It was captured about a week later.
1 - 14 of 14 Comments Last updated Jun 20, 2008

Muskegon, MI

#1 May 9, 2008
Before I was even aware of the this Serval cat running loose, I saw it this morning. I was coming home from work and it had crossed in front of me at approx. 5:15 a.m I had to take a double take on it...I thought for a minute it was a Lynx or a small Leopard. I saw this cat on Ravenna rd. just south of Ellis rd. It was traveling west to east going towards another farm. I hope this is of some help.

Muskegon, MI

#2 May 9, 2008
Not Gobles Michigan. I live in Ravenna. Above is a typo

Detroit, MI

#3 May 9, 2008
Run kitty run. Born Free, Die Free!

Holland, MI

#4 May 9, 2008
Tell Kitty to come down to my neck of the woods. We have some crows hanging around that need a lesson.

Kalamazoo, MI

#5 May 9, 2008
SPCA is there for the good of these animals. Shame on whoever is letting them out? Hopefully they can devise a locking/ alarm system. Agree the area neighbors should be notified when one gets loose. These animals are just acting on their natural instinct. Hopefully he is captured soon and doesn't eat too many more neighborhood pets.

Jackson, MI

#6 May 9, 2008
Could come eat the rabbits in my yard before they eat all my landscaping...
and the squirrels...

Caledonia, MI

#8 May 9, 2008
I wonder if it would taste like chicken over rice.

Wildwood, NJ

#9 May 9, 2008
This serval cat has been missing for approx. 10 days, so how "full" was the yard of chickens/ducks? A serval will eat one bird a day. The serval will not attack nor eat a dog. It will attack a domesticatd cat, but not eat it. All domesticated cats should remain inside at all times for their safety. Servals main diet consists of poultry, rodent and insects. It will shy away from humans and any animal that is bigger than they are. It is not an attack cat like your domesticated cat can be, it is a flight cat. It is not a wild cat, it is an exotic cat. The domesticated cat acts more wild, than this exotic cat. According to Animal Planet, the domesticated cat is the number one killer.

Mount Morris, MI

#10 May 10, 2008
this is my opinion well it all depends on the help that was hired with all the cut backs in michigan some people are not properly trained in taking care of such animals so really it is whatt some people would call a major oops like everyone did not have one of these in their life this is just my opinion

Mount Morris, MI

#11 May 10, 2008
and another thing is that how are average people getting ahold of these types of animals and then finding out that they are more then they can handle it is really not like taking care of a dog or domesticated cat think about it.

Granbury, TX

#12 Jun 19, 2008
A Serval Cat was recently captured in Battle Creek, it's front paws are declawed, could it be the same cat?

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#13 Jun 19, 2008
Stupid me, I just assumed "serval cat" was yet another typo...

At first glance my fluent typonese read "Several Cats". I'd be interested to see what a Serval Cat looks like, I've never heard of one. Off to google a picture. I own a Maine Coon, he's my big big big baby. He is afraid of the neighbors 3 lb dog. My cat weighs nearly 20 pounds and growing.

Granbury, TX

#14 Jun 19, 2008
On another forum I just looked at, someone said they thought it was found already.
Maine Coon cats are great!

Granbury, TX

#15 Jun 20, 2008
I just read at the Battle Creek news site that they found the owner. I guess both cases are solved, yay!

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