Okay, this is more like it: someone in Staten Island caught a bobcat
. The 45-pound kitty was stalking the Grosmere section and a citizen decided to take matters into his own hands, drawing the creature into a game cage "using raw chicken liver as bait," a tip you may want to save. The animal is said to be someone's pet, which we're sure is illegal -- at least it was in 1998, when the state took away
a Somers man's bobcat on those grounds, though it does appear the man got him back
. Perhaps the unnamed owner can work a visitation deal with the Staten Island Zoo, which has other bobcats
with which this one can romp, play, and fight over carrion. The Staten Island Advance
has an adorable slideshow
, including an image of obviously shaken neighbor Donna Lachok "as she describes her experience with the large cat." Image (cc) Wikipedia.