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New Jersey Town On Alert After Pet Bobcat Gets Loose

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Rocky the bobcat has been missing for more than a week (Credit: Ginny Fine/1010 WINS)

Rocky the bobcat has been missing for more than a week (Credit: Ginny Fine/1010 WINS)

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police have warned residents in an Ocean County, N.J. town to be on the lookout for a missing cat — but this isn’t your average feline.

A bobcat named Rocky has been missing from his owner’s home in Stafford Township for more than a week.

Rocky’s owner, Ginny Fine, said the 3-year-old, 38-pound bobcat has been declawed and is usually timid toward strangers.

Local law enforcement officials, however, were urging residents to remain careful nonetheless.

Traps were set around the cat’s neighborhood, with the hope of catching the elusive feline.

Fine told The Asbury Park Press she got the big cat in Montana and that he isn’t a danger to anyone.

Police said Fine was already issued a summons after Rocky escaped last October. He returned home after three days.

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