EPHRATA, Wash. (WHDH) — Wildlife officials sedated a cougar that smashed through a screen door and entered a home in Ephrata, Washington on Tuesday.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and wildlife officials launched a search for the wild animal after it was spotted running through the city and leaping over fences into backyards.

A resident called a short time later to report that the cougar was inside his house.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials responded and shot the cougar with tranquillizer darts.

The 150-pound wild animal fell unconscious, slumped over in the kitchen sink, before being carried away to a containment trailer.

Ephrata police say it was later taken to Douglas County and released back into the wild.

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