SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A young bobcat that entered a private school in Eugene with students still in the building has been euthanized while a second young bobcat found outside the school has been released into the wild.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the bobcat captured outside Oak Hill School earlier this week was released Friday on federal, forested land in Lane County.
Officials say blood tests and X-rays on the 6-month-old male found it was healthy.
Officials say a second bobcat and likely sibling that was captured inside the school was euthanized due to its abnormal behavior of entering a building.
Officials say the young bobcats are within an age range when they leave their mother and strike out on their own.