What to Do if You Encounter a Mountain Lion
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Tranquilized mountain lion wakes up ‘hissing,’ bites 2 wildlife officers

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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.

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.

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The cat awoke, hissing, fighting & biting 2 officers before being subdued,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a social media post.

Two Colorado wildlife officers were bitten by an angry mountain lion after they thought they had tranquilized it as they were relocating it from a neighborhood.
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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.

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