Huge cat roams the city of Bristol; residents advised not to approach it
The Bristol owner of a 4-foot-long cat has pleaded for help following the animal’s escape from its enclosure. Local residents are advised to keep their distance.
Published on the 10/10/2019, 17:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:23
Laura Page’s Savannah cat escaped its enclosure earlier this week. Ms Page has advised residents of the Sea Mills area and further afield to keep vigilant and not to approach the cat if they see it.
The cat managed to free itself from its special cage on Tuesday 08/10/19 and has been missing since. No credible witnesses have thus far come forward, but Page remains hopeful of the cat’s safe return.
Despite being as big as a medium-sized dog, the cat poses no danger to humans, but Page has asked local residents not to approach the cat because it is likely to become nervous and flee. She believes the cat will not stray much further afield than its local neighbourhood.
As the weather closes in, Page’s concern for her beloved pet grows ever more. A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and a serval: a large-eared wild African cat.
Its tolerance of cold weather will mirror that of a normal cat.
Savannah cats are the largest domestic cats in the world. An adult will grow to around four feet from head to tail. The Savannahs' tall and slim build make it seem large and more robust than it is. Their mew is extremely distinctive, louder than a normal moggy and high-pitched.
Check out this video of a Savannah cat ‘talking’:
The cat is wearing a blue collar that shows an address in America. Anyone who spots the animal should text Page on 07983 852889.
Writes ITV.com, Page says, “He is a Savannah cat, he’s part wild and will be afraid of people and loud noises. Please don’t approach him or try to catch or coax him in - he’s fast. He has a loud pitched meow, which is very distinctive.”