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Bobcats pulled from drain pipe at Boulder Creek High School

Bobcats fall into drain at Boulder Creek HS
Posted at 11:36 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 21:06:21-05

Boulder Creek High School in Anthem was on lockdown Monday after bobcats were spotted on campus. 

The Deer Valley Unified School District said a mother bobcat placed her three babies into a drainpipe on campus near the cafeteria. 

The agency tranquilized the mother bobcat while still attempting to rescue the kittens. One kitten was caught, but officials say a second kitten was spotted in a tree on campus on Tuesday morning.

Arizona Game and Fish officials were able to trap the second kitten. All three are now safely in the care of Southwest Wildlife. 

Officials will continue to monitor school grounds for the possibility of other kittens. 

The bobcats will be held for a month until they are healthy and ready to be released back into the Anthem area.

Boulder Creek High School is located near Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway.