Bobcat that Broke into Washington Prison to be OK


MONROE, Wash. (AP) — The bobcat that suffered razor-wire cuts breaking into a Washington state prison at Monroe is going to be OK.

A spokeswoman for the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish says the animal has been stitched up, and the prognosis is excellent.

Spokeswoman Charlotte Graeber Compton says the bobcat has been transferred to the Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington. It can recover there before being released back into the wild.

Officials at the Monroe Corrections Complex northeast of Seattle says the bobcat was spotted on prison grounds late Monday. It startled for some reason and climbed through razor wire to reach the top of the special offenders building.

A veterinarian from the Pilchuck hospital, Roger Hancock, shot the animals with a tranquilizer gun Tuesday.

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