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(CNN) –  A wild tale that won't be forgotten anytime soon in Mahaska County, Iowa. On September 26th around 8:30 a.m., a wild bobcat found its way past the service manager's garage door and into the service center.

"All I could see was its head and its eyes." For around 30 years Jim Harvey has had a routine to start his morning off right at Oskaloosa's Mauer Supply Inc.

"When I went to get my coffee, he was under my desk. That's my good morning. To my blindside, I saw a dog walk in which wasn't a dog and saw him run into the shop. I thought well I’ll go say hi to him."

That's when Jim learned differently.

"When I knew it was a bobcat, it was under my workbench."

Multiple agencies, including the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office came to the rescue with caution.

We've told people for several years, don't approach bobcats, they are not kittens, not your average feline, not a pet at all. They are very dangerous when cornered."

For two hours, Jim’s office was this bobcat's home.

"There's some oil pans there he just laid his head down and stretched his legs out."

It eventually found its escape route.

"Our intent wasn't to catch the animal; our intent was just to encourage it to leave."

Giving the community a good laugh.

"We don't have this type of call very often so I gave my body camera to Mauer employees. They were standing behind a window and I asked them to videotape it."

But it's also given cause for Jim to make a small change in his morning routine,"you look twice, you open the door and look twice."

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