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Wildlife Officers Tranquilize Mountain Lion At CU

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An image of the lion (credit: Esteban Hernandez)

An image of the lion (credit: Esteban Hernandez)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado wildlife officers have tranquilized a mountain lion found in a tree on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

The Daily Camera reports the animal was spotted Wednesday afternoon near the Kittredge residence hall complex.

Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says wildlife officers were releasing the young male back in lion country after collaring it so that its movements can be tracked as part of a study on Front Range mountain lions.

No injuries were reported.

Churchill says it’s common for young male cougars to roam in search of new territory as they leave their mothers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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