Skip to comments.Big Cat Has Detroit Residents On Alert
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 citys 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 cats tail is longer than his arm.
I was like, what the (expletive)
I dont know what it is. I just want it gone, Asberry said. He walked like he aint scared of nothing
This thing is out here, bro.
(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...
Detroit is returning to a state of nature.
Does or did Detroit have zoo?
The cat sounds like a leopard. Antwaun sounds like a pansy.
Detroit slated to be new Chupacabra Reserve.
Federal help needed to preserve endangered animal.
Each day just gets more surreal
Because he’s black?
Is it the size of a Buick?
The big cat probably thought Antwaun looked like dinner.
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.
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.....
Good to keep the wild dogs under control.
Just hope the meat they find is not too diseased...........
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.
Or just something fun to chase.
In Los Angeles mountain lions increasingly are becoming suburban sights
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.
I visited their zoo about fifty years ago. I dont know whats transpired there since then concerning same
Ernie Ladd is back?
(I'm not sure how many people will get that reference.)
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.
Life After People - Year One?
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.
Cheetah? I've heard of cheetahs as exotic pets more often than leopards.
That’s a possibility, too. Cheetahs, one reads, are trainable, while leopards aren’t.
It’s a Liger...
Pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and tiger mixed. Bred for its skills in magic.
Probably a serval.
That liger is Ralph. He’s magnificent!
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
Antwaun Asberry - - - - has to be an Amish name...
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.
Hey, if the wild animals start cutting down on the wild (formerly pets) dog population I’m all for it.
Detroit is returning to a state of nature.
“Rewilding” is the term from Agenda 21.
Welcome to the jungle boy,now you're gonna die!
Napoleon Dynomite’s - LIGER
DYNOMITE! You watch too many off-beat movies.
Exactly! When an area goes back to wilderness, then the denizens rule.
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...
What do you think? If his name was Seamus McNamara, would you have made the comment?