Exotic cat back with owners?
30-pound African serval roamed Atlanta for about a week
By S.A. REID
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 06/26/06
An exotic cat on the loose for about a week is back with its owner.
The African serval named "Webbie" has been caught, but details of its capture were unavailable. Owner Fred Boyajian was unavailable for comment.
"We’re not commenting other than we have all of our cats," said Susan Staley, who answered a call to a phone number listed on a missing cat flyer posted around the Mount Paran neighborhood.
The 3-year-old, tawny colored serval with large tufted ears and black spots escaped from its pen at Boyajian’s Buckhead home about a week ago. Boyajian is a licensed breeder whose lynx escaped last year for two weeks before its capture.
A native of sub-sahara Africa, servals have long limbs and feed on rodents.
Stephen Smith said the 30-pound cat he and his family spotted at their backyard Saturday afternoon resembled a miniature cheetah. They fed the cat tuna and watched it play with their dog LuLu’s yard toys.
For the cats,
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457
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