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.