When a call went out to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers for help removing the lion, officers were in a meeting close by and were able to race over to help, only it didn't go quite as planned for them, either.
An adult male mountain lion picked a bad day to run up a tree in a #CanonCity neighborhood south of the Arkansas River, @COParksWildlife's Area 13 staff was assembled for a meeting nearby and raced to the scene. The cat didn't go easy. (To be continued) pic.twitter.com/nKLVJKXUnU
Alerted to a mountain lion in Canon City, @COParksWildlife staff quickly tranquilized it & lowered it to the ground using a Black Hills Energy bucket truck. But the cat awoke, hissing, fighting & biting 2 officers before being subdued. It was put in a bear trap & was relocated. pic.twitter.com/FSfpuATvTx