GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4)– Homeowners called wildlife officials after a mountain lion climbed a tree in the backyard of a Grand Junction home.

The big cat had decided to take a nap in the tree on Sunday morning.

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A mountain lion in a tree in the backyard of a home in Grand Junction (credit: Ken Redding)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized the mountain lion and removed the animal from the area.

The mountain lion was relocated to a remote, secluded area.

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(credit: CBS)

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