Washington Fish and Wildlife Officer Win Miller said the homeowner told authorities the bobcat wandered into the Port Ludlow house through the open front door and climbed over a big screen TV, leaping into the house's loft, KING-TV, Seattle, reported Wednesday.
"It did hunker down. It was calm, it didn't have any place to go and it felt safe upstairs," Miller said.
Two state Fish & Wildlife officers responded to the home and were joined by a Washington state trooper, two Jefferson County sheriff's deputies and two Jefferson County Animal Control officers.
The bobcat was tranquilized and released into the wild about 6 miles from the Port Ludlow home.