BARRY COUNTY, Mich. -- Stephanie Warren is a loan officer by day and a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady by night.
“I thought it would be kind of cool to work at a zoo," explains Stephanie, "but I would feel bad not being able to take them home with me, so that’s kind of what we did this time.”
She has two cats, Professor and Jynx, and for a while that was enough. But one day on a walk in Kentwood, she saw a couple walking a pair of servals and she thought, "OK,that’s it. "We have to have one.”
One exotic pet license, two months of research and $5,000 later, Stephanie was the proud owner of her very own serval.
Felixx weighs in around 40 pounds and looks like a small cheetah. But don't go buying one just yet.
Stephanie says that the price isn't the only thing you should consider. She says she can't leave the cat home alone and she hasn't gone on a vacation in two years.
Servals are native to the grasslands of Africa, feed on small rodents and, in captivity live, into their mid-thirties.