MERRIMACK, N.H. -- An exotic African serval cat that escaped from its New Hampshire home earlier this week has been found safe and sound.
Merrimack police in a Facebook post Friday say the 40-pound creature named Spartacus was was trapped near his home and is in good health.
The animal has been returned to its owner.
That owner, Dean King, adopted Spartacus from a Florida zoo four years ago.
The cat is owned legally and he has a permit from the state’s department of fish and game.
The cat lives indoors. Spartacus ran away Wednesday after apparently getting spooked by the family dog.