Speaking of wildlife — unusual cat on the loose

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Earlier today, we got this note and posted it to the Pets page:

I just saw a very exotic cat wandering around 48th and Lander. It almost looked like a zoo kitty and not a domestic cat (looked like a small leopard). I will go see if I can get its picture, but just in case someone is looking for this cat. It did not look comfortable outside.

We just got a phone call — apparently it’s still out there in that area somewhere (the caller said it looks like an ocelot?) and neighbors are a little spooked, but the person who called us said Animal Control wasn’t interested in coming out. This cat sound familiar to anyone?

3 Replies to "Speaking of wildlife -- unusual cat on the loose"

  • Sue January 18, 2008 (10:27 pm)

    I haven’t seen it, but I wonder if it might be an Ocicat – they look like an ocelot, but are a domestic cat. http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/ocicat.html

  • Craig January 19, 2008 (8:34 am)

    …and animal control not interested in coming out – does this sound familiar? Unless they’re going to write a ticket, I’ve not been able to get them to visit for other situations.

  • Pam January 19, 2008 (11:28 am)

    Sue beat me to it…. there is a domestic breed called an “ocicat” that does indeed look like a wild cat.. they are bred to look that way. I own one. You can see a picture of what they look like on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocicator at http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/ocicat.html

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