Missing Bobcat returns on her own



Chattanooga Police have now issued a citation against 21 year old Cayden Melia for the break-in at Reflection Riding.

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Melia was cited for criminal trespassing and vandalism.


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – We have a happy ending to the story of the missing bobcat from the Reflection Riding Nature Center.

Evi returned on her own, on Monday morning.

Last week, someone broke into the Reflection Riding Nature Center and opened the enclosure for the bobcat, which escaped.

The director for Reflection Riding reported the animal had been spotted several times on game cameras.

Then on Monday Evi walked back into her enclosure.

Reflection Riding

Her keepers feared she was in danger because she had never learned to survive in the forest.

They say she had lost weight but is otherwise okay.

She is spending the day resting.

Meanwhile, Chattanooga Police continue to investigate the original break-in.

You can read more on the incident at the Reflection Riding website.