Search on for possible escaped serval in New Mexico

New Mexico

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE-TV) — 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 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 cat officials sought.

Game and Fish officials say they are still investigating.

Possession of a serval is prohibited without a permit.

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