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'Cheetah' spotted roaming streets in Pennsylvania turns out to be big African cat

Residents thought they saw a cheetah running free in the streets of Reading, Pennsylvania. But when authorities responded to the scene recently, they found a rare African serval cat instead.

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The spotted feline was out for a walk when staffers from the Animal Rescue League of Berks County arrived.

The 1- or 2-year-old cat was docile, declawed and friendly, leading the rescuers to think she was a pet.

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It is illegal to own these types of cats in Pennsylvania without a license.

A big-cat group is now in possession of the animal.

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Posted by Animal Rescue League of Berks County on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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