Saturday, December 25, 2010

Syracuse sighting

Her coworkers thought she was a bit crazy when my niece Sarah reported seeing a strange looking animal near the New York State Thruway outside of Syracuse. They later apologized after the DEC sent them this photo of an African cat that had been struck by a car outside of the city. They believe the African serval cat was brought here as a pet and then released into the wild (probably after it got too big for the owner to handle.) From

One strong possibility is that it escaped from Glenn Donnelly’s private zoo/wildlife area, which he maintains on the outskirts of Weedsport. The former president of DIRT Motorsports keeps 48 different wild/exotic cats at his place, several of them servals.
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