MONROE, Wash. (AP) — A bobcat has been shot with a tranquilizer gun after it broke into a Washington state prison through a razor-wire fence and climbed on a roof.
Monroe Correctional Complex spokeswoman Susan Biller says the animal is being treated for cuts it apparently suffered from the razor wire and will be released back into the wild. She doesn't know what attracted the animal to the prison.
The Department of Corrections says officers noticed the bobcat at about 11:30 p.m. Monday during a perimeter check of the prison, about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. The startled animal ran through the perimeter fence and made its way to the rooftop of the special offenders unit.
The staff called local veterinarian Dr. Roger Hancock, who sedated the animal with a tranquilizer gun. The bobcat was treated at the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish.