PORTLAND, Ore. -- A bobcat trapped in a coop kept some Portland chicken keepers busy Monday night.

Washington County deputies were called out to the Cedar Mill-area home where Dana Jazwinski and her husband live.

I wondered if it might have been able to squeeze under the fence, then it just walked right into the coop, she said. They said the cat must have gotten through a weak area of the fence before they could shut the door.

The animal was trapped inside and was hitting the walls trying to get out.

Jazwinski said she thinks it bolted out through one of the windows, but not before taking one of their chickens with it.

The cat was able to get away before police or wildlife officers could get to the scene.

Coop builders advise chicken owners to bury fencing around the chicken runs and coops or use an electric fence to keep predators out.

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