Here kitty kitty: Fire department saves mountain lion trapped in tree

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In the City of Hesperia, California, the San Bernardino County Fire Department  assisted San Bernardino County Sheriff and California Fish & Wildlife on Saturday with a mountain lion in a tree outside of a private residence on the 18000 block of Danbury Ave.

The homeowner had noticed the animal while working in the yard and immediately summoned authorities for help.

A crew of firemen from Station 302 arrived at the home and found the large mountain lion perched in a tree approximately 50 feet high. The area was secured from the public while authorities arranged for the safe rescue of the cat.

The lion was then tranquilized and firefighters approached the animal using a ladder. The lion was secured into a rescue harness and eventually lowered safely to the ground, where it was evaluated by a Fish & Wildlife biologist.

“It is common for young mountain lions to wander outside what some would consider normal habitat in an attempt to establish their territory,” says Fish & Wildlife biologist Kevin Brennan. “Leaving the lion in the tree would not have been safe for the community.”

Once the lion was examined by specialists, he was released to a “suitable habitat.”

Many thanks to the San Bernardino County firefighters for helping. Sometimes our wildlife just need some help.

(Photos via FB page San Bernardino County firefighters)

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3 replies
  1. Addie says:

    Thanks to these firefighters for doing such and awesome job in getting this juvenile mountain lion down from the tree safely. Can’t imagine how the homeowner felt seeing that in his tree. Glad no one was hurt and that this mountain lion has a good shoot of surviving where there is no further contact with humans.

  2. Daniel says:

    A big thumbs up to the home owner, having the sense to get help for that beautiful mountain lion. Well done by the local firies to safely remove the big cat.


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