Large African cat escapes, prowls Detroit suburb…

A large, domesticated African cat is on the loose in the Royal Oak area, police warn. 

Royal Oak Schools posted Wednesday morning saying that city police contacted the school district to warn about the African caracal, last seen around an elementary school. The cat, estimated to weigh in at about 50 pounds, was spotted last at 13 Mile and Rochester Road. 

At approximately 6:30 a.m., police responded to the 700 block of East LaSalle Avenue concerning several African caracal cats escaping their enclosure, according to Royal Oak officials. The cat’s owner owns other caracals, according to police.

















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