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Old 04-08-2010, 10:46 AM
Location: Home is where the heart is
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For anyone who has been following the saga of the escaped cat....

Good news: Nairobi the serval is safe and sound after spending a few days exploring Loudoun County. Apparently she feasted on rodents, so thanks to her our pest population may even have been lowered just a bit.

If you want a little background to the story:

On April 1st, a serval escaped from the Leesburg Animal Park. (No, they say it wasn't an April Fools Day prank. ) A serval is a wild animal, an African cat resembling a small cheetah. See the link below for it's photo.

They finally caught her after she strayed onto Rt. 15. She was hit by a car but wasn't seriously hurt (just shock and some minor damage to her tail).

Since the story has a happy ending (phew!) we can now laugh at the humor in it. Can you imagine the insurance report that driver is going to file?

African cat escapes pen in Leesburg Animal Park | LoudounTimes.com
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:43 AM
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I have to admit I found it amusing that they used the reverse 9-1-1 system to alert residents in the Leesburg area that the serval had escaped, and then used it again to inform us she had be caught. It's not often there's a loose serval cat in the neighborhood. It made me smile to listen to the messages on my answering machine. I was glad to read she was going to be okay.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:40 PM
Location: Virginia
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Maybe the cat escaped because it wanted to go to Augusta to see Tiger.
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