NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — According to the North Las Vegas Police Department, a Serval was located Tuesday morning near Ann Road and Clayton Street by Animal Protection Services.
However, several people pointed out in response to the post on Facebook that it is a Savannah cat, which appears to have been reported missing in the neighborhood.
A Serval is native to the African grasslands and is typically found south of the Sahara Desert. Some people do keep Servals as pets, but they are limited in numbers. Most Servals can be found at zoos.
A Savannah is a cross between a domestic Siamese cat and a Serval. Savannahs became popular among breeders in the late 1990s.
A Savannah is often described as a medium-sized breed with a spotted coat, hooded eyes, huge sonar-like ears and long legs.
They are usually brown, silver, black and smoke and their weight usually ranges from 12 to 25 pounds and the males are usually larger than the females.
It is legal to own both Servals and Savannahs in the state of Nevada. However, it is not legal to do so in all states.
13 Action News has reached out to the NLVPD for more information about the cat. Check back for updates.