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Bobcat caught after breaking into prison

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MONROE, Wash. Corrections officers have captured a bobcat that broke into the state prison.

A spokeswoman for the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish says the animal is going to be fine. The cat suffered razor-wire cuts climbing into the prison yard. 

Officials at the Monroe Corrections Complex northeast of Seattle say officers spotted the bobcat on prison grounds late Monday. They called the veterinary hospital. Dr. Roger Hancock shot the animal with a tranquilizer gun Tuesday.

After it heals, the veterinarian says the animal will be released into the wild.