MERRIMACK, N.H. (WHDH) - Police are turning to the public for help tracking down a 40-pound African cat that went missing from a home in New Hampshire on Wednesday, officials said.

Spartacus, a 4-year-old African Serval, ran off from a home on Peaslee Road in Merrimack, according to police.

Neighbor Lenny Warner didn’t know there was an exotic cat missing when he saw an animal dart across the road nearby on Derry Street earlier in the morning.

“I mean this thing was pretty big and it was moving. Quicker than a regular cat, you know,” he said. “I knew it wasn’t a house cat I thought it was a bobcat but it was kind of light, too light for it.”

Police say the cat may come when called but tends to be skittish around strangers.

The animal is legally owned and permitted through Fish and Game.

Anyone with information on Spartacus’ whereabouts is urged to contact Merrimack police at 603-424-3774.


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