Watch: Wildlife Officials Tranquilize Cougar in Kitchen Sink of Washington Home

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

The cat has been relocated to a wildlife area far from humans

A mountain lion spotted in Ephrata, Washington, broke into a home and ended up tranquilized in the kitchen sink.

Ephrata Police Confidential Secretary Heather Van Paepeghem told KREM the department received a call around 9:20 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, about a cougar spotted jumping a fence into a backyard.

The big cat then ran up the street where a homeowner had walked outside to see what the commotion was all about. The cougar tried to jump through a closed window, but when that didn’t work, it busted through the homeowner’s screen door.

The panicked cat ended up in the kitchen where an Ephrata police officer and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hit the cougar with tranquilizer darts. It tried to go through the window but collapsed in the kitchen sink.

No injuries were reported and only the blinds above the kitchen sink were damaged.

Fish and Wildlife relocated the cougar to a wildlife area where it will be away from humans.

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