BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts Environmental Police had to get a little creative in releasing an angry bobcat from a trap in Western Massachusetts Tuesday night.

The bobcat was captured using a “have a heart” trap, because the landowner only wanted to catch, not kill, the animal that had been killing chickens on his property.

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Environmental Police officers helped release this angry bobcat Tuesday night. (Massachusetts Environmental Police)

The big cat wasn’t interested in showing appreciation, though.

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“Each time the landowner or the officers attempted to open the door to the trap the bobcat would claw at them through the cage,” the MEP wrote in a post on their Facebook page.

Officers created a false door inside the trap. (Massachusetts Environmental Police)

The officers used rebar to create a false door inside the trap, and used zip ties to tie the main door open.

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Once they found that the bobcat wasn’t hurt, they removed the false door, and said it “ran off into the woods with its tail in the air.”