RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are searching for a possible escaped exotic cat in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, suburb.
KRQE-TV reports New Mexico Department of Game and Fish says it’s investigating reports of an escaped serval from a Rio Rancho, New Mexico, home.
People who live in the Enchanted Hill subdivision say they were on alert Monday night after the cat allegedly escaped.
Animal control reportedly captured a cat said to be a Savannah cat — a cross between a serval and another breed. But it’s unclear if it is the same feline officials sought.
Game and Fish officials say they are still investigating.
Possession of a serval is prohibited without a permit.