The mountain lion dragged the boy more than 40 meters into the front yard, where his mother saw what was happening. “She walked out of the house and hit the cougar with her bare hands, after which the cougar released the boy,” a California Wildlife Department spokesperson said.
Cougar shot dead
The boy sustained several injuries to his head and torso and is in hospital, but his condition is stable. “His mother really saved his life,” the spokesperson said.
After the report arrived, an agent was immediately sent home. Found cougars in the bush. For the sake of public safety, he killed him on the spot.” After DNA tests were carried out, it turned out that it was the cougar who actually attacked the boy.
Another drugged cougar and his release
It would be a young cougar still learning how to hunt. Due to the boy’s small size, he was seen as a suitable prey and became the victim. Cougar attacks are rare, according to regional media, and not a single attack has been reported in this region in the past 20 years.
The officer found another cougar in the area. This animal was sedated and released after it was found that it had nothing to do with the attack.
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