A mountain lion picked a bad time to hunker down in a tree in a neighborhood in Cañon City, Colorado, on Wednesday.
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— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) May 8, 2019
They tranquilized the lion in the tree and used a Black Hills Energy bucket truck to lower the animal to the ground, but the cat was not quite under.
"The cat awoke, hissing, fighting & biting 2 officers before being subdued," Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a social media post.
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— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) May 8, 2019
Luckily, the two officers were fine. The cat was loaded into a bear trap trailer, allowing officers to haul it out of town and release it unharmed.
WATCH the rest of the story of the #CanonCity mountain lion that was treed, #rescued by @COParksWildlife staff but awoke and managed to bite two officers before being put in a bear trap. It was released this morning in mountains southwest of town. pic.twitter.com/G7wkkzmuo6— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) May 9, 2019
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