A mountain lion was relocated in Colorado after a couple discovered the 60-pound animal lurking under their deck.
Lily Rutledge-Ellison said she and herboyfriend became aware of the presence of something beneath their Englewood deck when their cat, Wesley, began acting strangely.
"We were walking with him when he went under the deck and jumped out with a really bushy tail," Rutledge-Ellison told KDVR-TV.
She claimed her boyfriend saw a mountain lion while looking under the deck.
"I was like, 'In Englewood? No way.' That's why I didn't believe it was a mountain lion; I thought it was a bobcat," Rutledge-Ellison explained.
The couple called Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, who worked for about five hours to safely extract the cougar without injuring it.
Because the mountain lion had ventured so far into an urban area, officials with the CPW decided to relocate it.
"We chose to go hands-on with this mountain lion because it was so deep in the heart of the city," Area Wildlife Manager Matt Martinez said in a CPW release. "We are glad this operation went so smoothly for that neighborhood and the mountain lion, and we'd like to thank the Englewood Police Department and Code Enforcement for assisting us in getting that lion out safely."
According to the CPW, the mountain lion was taken to a safe location outside of town before being released.