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Big cat roaming streets has Detroit residents on alert

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:51 a.m. HST, Aug 24, 2013

DETROIT » Stray dogs are a common sight in Detroit. What about a big cat?

The Detroit Free Press reports that many residents on the city's northeast side have seen what appears to be an exotic cat, perhaps as tall as 4 feet, roaming the streets. The Michigan Humane Society says it will try to find the cat.

Antwaun Asberry, a 6-foot-5 Detroiter, says the cat's tail is longer than his arm. The cat has large black spots and stripes, according to a photo.

Fourteen-year-old Paul Hatley says the cat stared back at him when he saw it a few days ago. He says the encounter scared him.

Neighborhood association leader Vondell Boyer wonders what will happen when the cat runs out of rabbits and other small animals to eat.

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palani wrote:
I remember an old public service commercial that showed a toddler in her crib calling "here kitty kitty" to a gigantic urban rat. This one sounds a lot scarier.

Here, kitty, kitty — wait, that’s a rat!

on August 24,2013 | 10:56AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Maybe the cat will get some of the bad guys off the streets.
on August 24,2013 | 11:18AM
SteveToo wrote:
Sounds like a fairy tale. Any cat that big would already be eating homeless people as they would be much easier to catch than any feral animal on the streets.
on August 24,2013 | 11:43AM
dpinsacto wrote:
That's not a bad idea. Perhaps the City should release a big cat in Thomas Square. That may help to dispers those deoccupy freeloaders.
on August 24,2013 | 01:27PM
sailfish1 wrote:
It can always feed on the stray dogs.
on August 24,2013 | 11:05PM
Anonymous wrote:
I'll bet it's one of the Detroit Tigers or LIons.
on August 25,2013 | 05:26AM
Anonymous wrote:
Way to reduce the population ???? Hold the owner responsible for its damage by golly !!! Hope they don't have the same laws as Hawaii....kill a person, you get to walk the streets. Kill and eat a dog....you go to jail !!! Ha !
on August 25,2013 | 05:37AM
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