Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Big Cat Has Detroit Residents On Alert
detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | 8/24/2013

Posted on 08/24/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Stray dogs are a common sight in Detroit. What about a big cat?

According to reports, many residents on the city’s northeast side have seen what appears to be an exotic cat, perhaps as tall as four feet, roaming the streets.

Officials with the Michigan Humane Society said they have received several calls about the animal and workers are out in the city, trying to find the feline.

Antwaun Asberry, a 6-foot-5 Detroiter, told the Detroit Free Press the cat’s tail is longer than his arm.

“I was like, what the (expletive) … I don’t know what it is. I just want it gone,” Asberry said. ”He walked like he ain’t scared of nothing… This thing is out here, bro.”

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bigcat; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; detroit; kittyping; michigan; wildanimals
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-125 next last

1 posted on 08/24/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Detroit is returning to a state of nature.


2 posted on 08/24/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Endowed by their Creator,' not by men.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Does or did Detroit have zoo?


3 posted on 08/24/2013 11:34:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

The cat sounds like a leopard. Antwaun sounds like a pansy.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 11:34:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Detroit slated to be new Chupacabra Reserve.
Federal help needed to preserve endangered animal.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 11:35:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance
Not soon enough.

CC

6 posted on 08/24/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Each day just gets more surreal


7 posted on 08/24/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

Because he’s black?


8 posted on 08/24/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT by Misterioso
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
My guess is a big ole housecat or a bobcat.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Michigan legislative action thread
9 posted on 08/24/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Is it the size of a Buick?


10 posted on 08/24/2013 11:37:43 AM PDT by Misterioso
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

The big cat probably thought Antwaun looked like dinner.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 11:38:24 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
Thanks RR....."Neighborhood association leader Vondell Boyer said he and others are starting to wonder what will happen when the cat runs out of rabbits and other small animals to eat.......Probably eat some dogs---problem solved.
12 posted on 08/24/2013 11:38:53 AM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

So this article is implying that Detroit is going to the animals - right? Well it looks like the animals can run Detroit better than an Ass, I mean a Democrap.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 11:39:11 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

I think it would be cool to remove all the dilapidated houses, and let the trees and bushes and flowers and animals and birds come back in....keep walking paths and some old houses that have been fixed up, some street lights, etc just to make it a historic preserve as well.....


14 posted on 08/24/2013 11:41:20 AM PDT by cherry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Good to keep the wild dogs under control.


15 posted on 08/24/2013 11:42:44 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
Hey, cats got to eat.

Just hope the meat they find is not too diseased...........

16 posted on 08/24/2013 11:46:28 AM PDT by doorgunner69
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Misterioso

Is he?


17 posted on 08/24/2013 11:46:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Misterioso
The cat is 4 ft tall.

If that is its height standing on its hind legs that's not too bad. But if that's its shoulder height standing on all fours...this cat is a monster.

Either way, I wish him good hunting in the Motor City. Plenty of rats, dogs, and thugs.

18 posted on 08/24/2013 11:47:01 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Or just something fun to chase.


19 posted on 08/24/2013 11:47:17 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

A tiger???


20 posted on 08/24/2013 11:48:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
It's just one of the Detroit Lions out catting around.
21 posted on 08/24/2013 11:49:16 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

In Los Angeles mountain lions increasingly are becoming suburban sights


22 posted on 08/24/2013 11:51:51 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AtlasStalled

The stories are more surreal than the city.

I’ve been there a few times in recent months. Its a mess but not nearly what FReepers want to believe. Some areas are really bad and others not bad at all. One of the worst areas is going to disappear to make room for the new bridge.

One crazy thing is that the man who owns the Ambassador bridge (Matty Maroun) is exporting decay to Windsor. He’s being sued right now for some $10 million over a couple hundred empty homes he owns in Windsor that are falling down due to a lack of upkeep.


23 posted on 08/24/2013 11:52:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer

I visited their zoo about fifty years ago. I dont know whats transpired there since then concerning same


24 posted on 08/24/2013 11:52:29 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
Big Cat Has Detroit Residents On Alert

Ernie Ladd is back?

(I'm not sure how many people will get that reference.)

25 posted on 08/24/2013 11:53:34 AM PDT by GreenHornet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

If I had any interest in moving to the area it could be an astute opportunity to pick up a home for a cheap price. Back in the 1970s you could buy old brownstones in NYC for 10 or 15 thousand, and now they’re worth millions. Things always change. As bad as Detroit may now be it inevitable will turn around, and those willing and able to buy now just have to wait and likely will be well rewarded down the road. A lot of folks back in the depression got huge returns by buying farmland and other property on the cheap.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Conspiracy Guy
I lion they should have recognized. my guess is a Tiger


27 posted on 08/24/2013 11:55:20 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Life After People - Year One?


28 posted on 08/24/2013 12:00:37 PM PDT by kempster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Perhaps people are seeing Detroit as an opportunity to dump all those exotic “cute” little pets they’ve raised and have outgrown that extra bedroom they’ve been housing them in — you know lions, tigers, bears and pythons.


29 posted on 08/24/2013 12:02:06 PM PDT by bunster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick
The cat sounds like a leopard.

Cheetah? I've heard of cheetahs as exotic pets more often than leopards.

30 posted on 08/24/2013 12:02:45 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: bunster
This one has outgrown an extra bedroom...


31 posted on 08/24/2013 12:04:34 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Pearls Before Swine

That’s a possibility, too. Cheetahs, one reads, are trainable, while leopards aren’t.


32 posted on 08/24/2013 12:04:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

It’s a Liger...

Pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and tiger mixed. Bred for its skills in magic.


33 posted on 08/24/2013 12:04:58 PM PDT by gallandro1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pearls Before Swine

Probably a serval.


34 posted on 08/24/2013 12:05:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

Could be.


35 posted on 08/24/2013 12:05:55 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: gallandro1

That liger is Ralph. He’s magnificent!


36 posted on 08/24/2013 12:08:09 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance; All

Their a little late to the game, my fireman gnome told me they (him and another fireman) spotted something big with a ring around it’s tail a year or more or so ago, and it wasn’t a dog and that ring denotes Male Lion


37 posted on 08/24/2013 12:08:53 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: taildragger
Oh I forgot to mention the call @ the old Pachard building to remove an Alpaca... How does an Alpaca end up in that old building...
38 posted on 08/24/2013 12:11:38 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

Antwaun Asberry - - - - has to be an Amish name...


39 posted on 08/24/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

Mostly what has transpired it that for awhile people were opting for the Toledo Zoo rather than the Detroit Zoo and Detroit Zoo almost closed, but the latter has come back from the brink and is quite an attraction.


40 posted on 08/24/2013 12:13:37 PM PDT by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
It's probably just Chauncey. He's been out of work for a while now and probably wandered over from Dearborn.


41 posted on 08/24/2013 12:13:57 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bunster

Hey, if the wild animals start cutting down on the wild (formerly pets) dog population I’m all for it.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 12:14:51 PM PDT by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Detroit is returning to a state of nature.


“Rewilding” is the term from Agenda 21.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 12:16:24 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is really starting to suck.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
,p>In the words of Axel Rose

Welcome to the jungle boy,now you're gonna die!

44 posted on 08/24/2013 12:16:45 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Napoleon Dynomite’s - LIGER


45 posted on 08/24/2013 12:19:17 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: gallandro1

DYNOMITE! You watch too many off-beat movies.


46 posted on 08/24/2013 12:20:26 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Exactly! When an area goes back to wilderness, then the denizens rule.


47 posted on 08/24/2013 12:20:32 PM PDT by Parmy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

Cheetahs have a lot of doglike traits. They’re one of the closest to domestic of the big cats, and were sometimes tamed in ancient Egypt to hunt much the way other cultures used fast and agile sighthounds. Furthermore, they seem to pair bond or even pack bond to some extent, and zoos have taken to raising them with a canine pal, usually an affable medium sized dog like a retriever.

Leopards otoh are among the most likely to go mankiller...


48 posted on 08/24/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
Windsor is just across the bridge. Hmm.


49 posted on 08/24/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT by Bratch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

What do you think? If his name was Seamus McNamara, would you have made the comment?


50 posted on 08/24/2013 12:22:48 PM PDT by Misterioso
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-125 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson