an illegally detained caracal found in a private home

The discovery was made on October 25. The detention of caracals cannot be done without authorization.

An unusual find. A caracal, a species of feline approaching a wild cat, was found in Roubaix at the end of October, learned BFM Grand Lille from the Lille gendarmerie research brigade.

The discovery was made on October 25 at a private home during a search by gendarmes from the Lille, Hallennes-lez-Haubourdin and Gravelines brigades. However, the detention of caracals, classified as protected species, is supervised and cannot be done without authorization.

The individual in possession of the animal was implicated in a case of vehicle theft, specifies the gendarmerie of Lille.

The caracal was seized by the Lille Research Brigade, the French Office for Biodiversity and the firefighters of the North. He was released in an animal park in the Loire.

Vincent Vieillard and Marine Langlois

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