Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Boy in California dragged off by mountain lion, rescued by dad

Mountain lion attacks boy, dragging him off by his head. The boy's father managed to get the cat to drop his son who is now in the hospital recuperating from bites on his head and neck.

A six-year-old boy was hiking with his family and friends when a mountain lion seemingly came out of nowhere and jumped the boy. The creature started to drag him off by his head as horrified family members and friends watched. The boy’s father and another man fought the animal off by shouting and acting aggressively, which resulted in the predator releasing the boy from its grips, according to Yahoo News on Sept. 9.

The family and friends were hiking in a public open space preserve not far from Cupertino, a city in Silicon Valley, when the large cat showed up on the trail. Lt. Paul Foy from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said that it is unusual for a mountain lion to attack like that when there’s a group of people.

More with video @ Examiner

6 comments:

  1. Funny the authorities always say it's "Unusual" or "Rare" I think they try and influence those out in the woods to disarm themselves they same they do for people in the cities.

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    1. Really, like if it's rare it will never happen to you, so go in peace unarmed.

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  2. If Jed Clampet struck oil today, he would not move to California
    No musket no live there.

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  3. You know what happens when you create protected areas for animals where firearms are restricted and hunting prohibited?

    Predators no longer regard man as dangerous.
    This applies to human predators, too


    Are these people that stupid or just evil?

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    1. As long as they have control, they could care less.

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