Stephen: “Bobcat” that caused school evacuation revealed to be a house cat

Published on June 3rd, 2021 @ 5:34 PM


The kids must be loving this. Officials at West Scranton High School in Pennsylvania said students were sent home Tuesday morning (June 1st) when security cameras captured what looked like a bobcat wandering loose inside the building. Animal control officers agreed the feline looked like a bobcat and alerted the Game Commission. The animal was captured inside the building and officials quickly discovered it was not a bobcat, but a domestic breed known as a Clouded Jack cat. The breed has a similar silhouette to a bobcat. A local shelter scanned the animal for a microchip and identified it as a local pet that had been missing for about three months—the reunited the pet with its owner that same afternoon.




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