Outside of Philadelphia, people reported they had seen a large African cat. Police initially thought a cheetah might have been loose. When police asked the Animal Rescue League of Berks County for help, they discovered that the cat was an African serval.
the cat was approximately one or two years old, declawed, and very friendly towards people, leading police to believe the cat was somebody’s pet. African servals are worth up to $20,000 to $30,000 on the black market.