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Bobcat walks in front door of Washington home

Submitted by on March 31, 2010 – 5:52 amNo Comment

A Washington state homeowner says he left his front door open for his own cats and was not expecting a 35-pound bobcat to walk in, but that’s what happened.
The Port Ludlow resident told animal control officers he watched the wild cat jump over a couch, climb over a big screen TV and then jump up to a loft, where it made itself at home.
Washington Fish and Wildlife Officer Win Miller says the bobcat apparently felt safe upstairs.
With the help of a tranquilizer gun, animal control officers were able to secure the cat and remove it from the home last weekend.  Fish and Wildlife officials said the bobcat was not harmed and was released back into the wild about six miles from the home.

One of the homeowner’s pet cats was briefly scared away, but “Boo Boo” made it home safely Tuesday.