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Bobcat captured at Washington prison

July 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

MONROE, Wash., July 17 (UPI) -- Officials at a Washington state prison said they had to call a local veterinarian when a bobcat attempted to break in to the complex.

Officers at the Monroe Correction Complex said the bobcat was first spotted during a perimeter check around 11:30 p.m. Monday and was seen running through a razor-wire perimeter fence, Seattlepi.com reported Tuesday.

The bobcat soon made its way to the roof of the special offender unit and was sedated by a veterinarian with a tranquilizer gun shortly before dawn, officers said.

The feline was taken to the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish with injuries to its paw and hindquarters.

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