The African Serval wildcat is still running loose in Decatur. The animal, probably not a threat to adults, but very much a potential threat to small children and pets, was a private “pet” owned by, well, this guy in Decatur.
Yeah. That guy.
Here’s the story from WCIA:
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A Decatur man is asking for the public’s attention and patience while his wild animal is on the loose.
Christopher Solomon bought the big cat in September and two weeks later it got out. He said after a week or so of it missing, he thought it was dead, but hearing about his pet’s sightings throughout Decatur reignited his hope and concern.
This, ahem, “individual” didn’t notify the authorities for a week? If so he’s a damn menace to society.
And just hours later he was gone. Solomon said when his African serval went missing, it was as if his dreams were crushed.
What an idiot.
“It hurts a lot. I mean, I’ve probably cried five to six times every time I go out here,” said Solomon.
Back off the soy milk, dude.
He said he saved for three months to buy the wild animal and he even prepared his apartment to house it, but he was only able to keep it for a fraction of that time.
Did your landlord know you were going to keep a predatory African cat in your apartment?
“My front door was completely wide open. It was icy-cold in my apartment, and I heard some weird scuffling noises going from the bathroom,” said Solomon.