Escaped small mountain cat recaptured at Salt Lake City zoo

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Escaped small mountain cat recaptured at Salt Lake City zoo
This undated photo, provided by the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City shows Mushu, a 10 month-old Pallas' Cat. The small mountain cat is on the loose at the Salt Lake City zoo on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, marking the second animal escape there in less than two years. The cat isn't dangerous and is believed to still be inside zoo grounds. (Hogle Zoo via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small mountain cat who escaped at a Salt Lake City zoo has been recaptured after two days on the lam.

Zoo officials say they used mice to lure the young Pallas’ cat named Mushu into a live trap late Monday.

Hogle Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen says in a statement that Mushu was holed up in a small construction area near his enclosure, an ideal hiding spot for the elusive creature.

The Pallas’ cat is smaller than the average housecat and not dangerous. Mushu will be examined by vets before he’s returned to his exhibit.

The Sunday-morning disappearance marked the second time in as many years that a feline at the zoo escaped through a hole in mesh topping an enclosure. A rare leopard squeezed out of a different exhibit in June 2016.