ATLANTA — Residents in a metro Atlanta neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief after a exotic wild cat was caught after it invaded a family’s home.
A serval, named Nala, was captured Monday after roaming for days in the area of the Capital City Country Club, between Buckhead and Brookhaven.
Last week, a woman in the area said that the wild cat hopped into her bed after her husband left the door open while letting the dog outside to use the bathroom.
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“I hear this thump in my bed. Like something has landed in my bed,” she told Channel 2′s Sophia Choi. “And then it hops off my bed and that’s when I was saying, ‘That’s not a normal house cat.’”
The cat then escaped.
People in the area called Channel 2 Action News to say they were told by the neighborhood association that the cat was captured and “no longer a threat.”
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Georgia DNR says it is illegal to own a wild cat in the state of Georgia.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has offered to place it in an animal sanctuary in North Carolina.
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