Muzzle of predatory ocelot repaired during a catnap.

An ocelot, one of the country’s most efficient predators was the victim of a knockout in an encounter with a vehicle Thursday in Guanacaste.

The Policía Turística said officers found the animal in the public right-of-way near Brasilito and Flamingo Thursday. Such cats are endangered in Costa Rica and most other places in the world due to human expansion.

This animal also had a broken muzzle, thanks to the vehicle encounter, said police. After the veterinarian did needed repairs, the animal was released in Parque Nacional Diría.

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