November 25, 2008
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife
Conservation Officers (WCOs) confirmed today that a serval, an
exotic cat from Africa that resembles a small cheetah, was killed
the evening of Nov. 25, along Garrett Mill Road in Willistown
Township, Chester County.
Montgomery County WCO Chris Heil received a call from a farm
manager for a local farm about an exotic cat that was in his
chicken coop killing chickens. WCO Heil told, under state law, the
farmer had the authority to kill the animal to protect his
Today, Chester County WCO Scott Frederick retrieved the carcass
and transported it to the Southeast Region Office in Reading. The
owner has been identified and an investigation has been opened
regarding the lawful ownership of the animal.