At the Monroe Corrections Complex, security is tight in order to keep 2,400 Washington state prisoners locked up, but that didn't stop a bobcat from breaking in.
Department of Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis explained that on Monday night at about 11:30, officers on a perimeter fence check startled the cat, which apparently caused it to run in the wrong direction- right through the razor-wire.
The small, agile cat was able to make it through the fence that would trap a person, but it suffered a few cuts in the process.
The bobcat climbed up on the roof of the special offenders unit where it was spotted a few hours later by its eyes glowing in the dark.
The prison staff called veterinarian Roger Hancock who shot the bobcat with a tranquilizer gun and took it to the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish.
It was stitched up and the prognosis is good. The bobcat was transferred to the Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington to recover before being released back into the wild.
The fact that a bobcat can break in doesn't cause prison officials to worry that an inmate could break out of the state's second-largest prison, with five units ranging in security from minimum to maximum.
Lewis said, "If we had an inmate the same size of a bobcat with the same level of dexterity, then we're concerned."
The bobcat was probably just kitten around... (sorry I had to).
via Huffington Post