Chum was the name of the big cat that had some residents in Detroit unnerved, fearing for their housepets and children. Now dead, Chum was just that: A regular cat, though large, and not an exotic pet as authorities had originally feared.
A cross between an African serval and a domestic housecat that had gotten loose from its owners and begun prowling the largely abandoned streets of the large city. Chum's death has some upset, as its carcass was found dumped in a trashbin like so much refuse.
© C Harris Lynn, 2013