(UPI) Animal control officers in Colorado responded to a resident's home to rescue a ring-tailed cat that wandered into the house and took up residence in the boiler room.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said animal control officers were dispatched to a home in Evergreen where a resident discovered the ring-tailed cat -- a wild animal related to raccoons -- in the rafters of their boiler room.
The officers set a trap for the animal, which was ensnared within an hour, the sheriff's office said.
The ring-tailed cat was released into a nearby wooded area. The sheriff's office said the species is native to Colorado, but they are nocturnal and are rarely spotted by the state's human residents.Copyright 2021 by United Press International