Followup: Savannah cat in Montara


By on Sat, September 4, 2010

We’re received the following letter from a reader:


I’m writing to send photos and comments regarding the letter/article posted by Margot Lowry on Aug 23,2010 titled "African Hybrid Cat (Savannah) Roaming in Montera".  I posted the following comment and submitting some of the photos I have of the cat I’m via this email. 

My wife, Patricia, and I identified a new, extremely large neighborhood cat wearing a blue & black collar as a Savannah hybrid. We’ve seen it several times coming around where we live in the El Granada highlands lately—upper El Granada Blvd. It is quite bold and approachable up to a point, but hisses if I get too close.  I got some close pictures and video of it.  It might be the same one, in which case it would seem to roam a wide territory.  I read the back of its circular tag from photos, to say "CALL MY DAD, NOT THE POUND".  The collar had no bell and I couldn’t get an image of the other side of the tag, on which I presume was "Dad’s" phone number.

We have not seen any altercations between the Savannah and other neighborhood pets, nor has our cat come home with any unusual injuries, though it did seem unusually timid about going outside around the time the Savannah first appeared.  Upon comparing the markings between my photos and that of the Montara Savannah, I think they are different animals.  The Savannah in our neighborhood is quite an exotic and formidable looking creature,  I’d like to find out who the owner is.  I think that if I paid the going price of several thousand dollars for such a pet, I would not want to risk having it stolen by letting it roam freely.

Chris Boswel