CAÑON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers were called Wednesday to get a mountain lion out of a tree in a Canon City neighborhood. It didn’t go as planned.

The adult mountain lion was spotted in a neighborhood south of the Arkansas River before it ran up a tree.

Parks and Wildlife staff quickly tranquilized it and lowered it to the ground using a Black Hills Energy bucket truck.

CPW SE Region posted to their Twitter page saying “the cat awoke, hissing, fighting & biting 2 officers before being subdued.”

The cat was put in a bear trap and relocated.

Parks and Wildlife says the officers will be fine and by quickly getting the lion into a bear trap they were protected from serious injuries.

On Thursday, officials posted of video of the mountain lion being released in the mountains southwest of town.


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