I thought that there was a very good chance that Cloe would come down on her own once I started creating a commotion in the tree above her with my rope installation process, so I intentionally created more commotion than necessary. Cloe noticed and would occasionally make a move downward, but she always came back to rest in her original spot. The more commotion I created, the more she adapted to it and was soon resting comfortably while ignoring it. It was time to climb the tree.
I brought Cloe down in the bag and handed her to Kenya. Kenya drove her home and came back later to return the bag. It was such a pleasure to see her so much more relaxed and relieved now that Cloe was safely home again. Kenya suffered far more than Cloe did, so the rescue was as much for her as it was for Cloe. But it is a pleasure to see that Cloe is more relaxed and comfortable now too.