Pet lynx escapes, attacks Bellevue woman in home


A pet lynx escaped from its cage in a Bellevue home Friday and attacked and severely bit a woman on her arm.

According to a report on, the incident happened at a house in the 1900 block of 160th Avenue NE. The lynx belonged to the boyfriend of the 21-year-old woman.

Police and medics arrived on the scene, but the lynx still was loose and inside the house. They waited until the owner arrived home and caught the cat.

The lynx has been taken to a vet's office in Bothell, where it is quarantined, the site reported.

Animal control officers say they will be investigating the case since, in most cases, it is illegal to have a wild cat in a home.

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