UPDATE: Bobcat was tranquilized twice after swiping at Odessa An - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

UPDATE: Bobcat was tranquilized twice after swiping at Odessa Animal Control

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

UPDATE: We now know Odessa Animal Control officers shot the bobcat first seen in the Bowie Middle School parking lot with a tranquilizer in order to try and relocate the animal. 

The Odessa Police Department tells NewsWest 9 that the bobcat tried to swipe at an animal control officer after the tranquilizer, and was shot with a second tranquilizer.

Officials believe the second tranquilizer shot ultimately caused the bobcat to die.

---------

A bobcat was shot by Odessa Animal Control Officers after it was spotted near Bowie Middle School.

Animal Control got a call regarding a bobcat sighting before 9:47 Friday morning.

Officers with the Odessa Animal Control saw the animal near 21st St. and Washington St. where OPD Patrol Officers assisted them in killing the bobcat.

The bobcat was shot and killed around 10:00 a.m. and the Game Warden was then notified.

There are no reported injuries or attacks at this time.

Copyright 2016 KWES. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Person hospitalized after shooting in Arnett Benson area

    Person hospitalized after shooting in Arnett Benson area

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:46:43 GMT
    A person was hospitalized after shooting near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue (Source: Eli Fierro, KCBD)A person was hospitalized after shooting near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue (Source: Eli Fierro, KCBD)

    A shooting just after 3 p.m. Saturday near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue has left one person in the hospital at University Medical Center.

    A shooting just after 3 p.m. Saturday near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue has left one person in the hospital at University Medical Center.

  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:24:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:37:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

  • Odessa fire department responding to fire near Jackson Ave., 15th St.

    Odessa fire department responding to fire near Jackson Ave., 15th St.

    (Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)(Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)
    (Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)(Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)

    Odessa police and fire department are responding to a structure fire at the 1400 block of N. Jackson Ave.

    Odessa police and fire department are responding to a structure fire at the 1400 block of N. Jackson Ave.

Powered by Frankly