News of the capture of the caracal came at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when the South Lyon Murphy Lost Animal Recovery posted a video online of the animal, The Detroit News reported.
“He was located in a partially fenced back yard where we were able to drop the trap,” the post said.
The animal's escape was first reported to police at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday by a Royal Oak resident who said she discovered that two of her four caracals had walked through an open gate.
One of the caracals was spotted a short time later, caught and returned to its owner, officials said.
Caracals are classified in a category of animal that isn't regulated by the state. They prey on rodents, other small mammals and birds. They also are native to the Middle East, Central Asia, and India.
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