Savannah or Serval? A big cat worries the inhabitants, who ask the police to intervene

A feline adorned with black spots caused trouble in a Canadian neighborhood during the month of May. First thinking of a wild animal, local authorities discovered that it had owners.

Puma, cheetah, jaguar… the inhabitants of the neighborhood Shaughnessyto Canada, each put forward their own hypothesis. As explained by the CBCthe font of Vancouver and the city animal service received a plethora of phone calls on a Wednesday afternoon, reporting the presence of the wild cat.

Tall, slender and wearing a spotted coat, the exotic animal truly caused panic. The police then took the necessary steps to catch the vagrant. ” We have notified some schools in the area for student safety as we believe it may be a wild feline said Sergeant Steve Addison.

A domestic cat

After the animal was captured, officers concluded that it was simply a domestic cat. Moreover, its owners have been identified and were able to recover their protege.

According to our colleagues from across the Atlantic, this big tom would be a Savannah, a breed created in United States in the 1980s. It is the result of a cross between a domestic cat and a Serval, a wild feline originating fromAfrica.

On his account Twitterthe conservation officer service of British Columbia thanked the citizens for their vigilance and affirmed that the Savannah was doing well.

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Serval – Illustrative photo

Savannah or Serval?

However, several experts did not agree with the version of the local authorities. For Eric Buckinghambreeder of the breed, photos posted on social media show a feline “ larger than the typical Savannah and sporting different patterns. According to the specialist, the animal that roamed the streets of Shaughnessy closer to a Serval or a Savannah of the 1eras generations.

To conclude, Eric Buckingham indicated that he and other serious colleagues only offer F5 or F6 generations, whose individuals have a behavior close to the domestic cat.

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