'Big Cat' found in Ohio neighborhood tests positive for Cocaine

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Officials in Cincinnati say a big cat found roaming around a neighborhood has tested positive for cocaine.

They said they were alerted to reports of a "leopard" seen in a tree in late January.

It was determined that the cat was a Serval, which is illegal to own in Ohio. A narcotics test showed the Serval was exposed to cocaine.

The big cat has been taken to the Cincinnati Zoo, where it's being cared for.