Large African Cat Captured After Escape in Detroit Suburb

A large cat native to Africa that escaped from its suburban Detroit home was captured after spending several hours on the lam.

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, a male caracal cat native to Africa explores his new habitat at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Ore. A caracal cat is on the loose in a suburb north of Detroit after escaping from its owner. The caracal was reported missing around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 in Royal Oak, Mich., authorities said. (AP Photo/Don Ryan File)
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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A large cat native to Africa that escaped from its suburban Detroit home was captured after spending several hours on the lam, according to an animal recovery group. News of the capture of the caracal came at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when the South Lyon Murphy Lost Animal Recovery posted a video online of the animal, The Detroit News reported. “He was located in a partially fenced back yard where…

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