Prowling bobcat captured in San Marcos, released

Prowling bobcat captured in San Marcos, released

Credit: City of San Marcos

Prowling bobcat captured in San Marcos, released

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by Kens5.com staff

kvue.com

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 1:11 AM

SAN MARCOS -- A bobcat that had been prowling around San Marcos for the past week has been captured and released, according to a press released from the city.

Animal control officers first learned of the animal on April 5 when residents reported seeing it in a yard on Lisa Lane. However, the elusive cat managed to escape from animal control officer Usbaldo Patino.

On Thursday -- a week after the original sighting -- Patino got another chance to capture the animal after employees at the Frost Bank on Wonder World Drive reported the cat in a nearby tree. He successfully and safely captured the animal with a pole snare.

After consulting with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, San Marcos Animal Control released the bobcat into a remote part of the city's green spaces.

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