USA. Puma attacked a 5-year-old. She was shot

A 30-kilogram puma attacked the boy on Thursday when he he was playing near his home in Calabasas and was dragging him about 40 meters across the front lawn – said Cpt. Patrick Foy, spokesman for the California Department of Wildlife.

Foy said the boy suffered serious injuries to the head and upper torso, but is in stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital.

“The real hero of this story is his mom because she saved her son’s life,” said Foy.

Mother was home when she heard the commotion outside she ran out of the house and started beating and hitting the lion with her bare hands and chased him away from her son.

The parents immediately took the boy to the hospital, which notified law enforcement agencies of the attack. Department officers, one of them, went to the victim’s home he found a mountain lion crouched in the nearby bushes.

“Due to his behavior and the likelihood of an attack, the officer concluded that it was the lion that attacked the child and shot him on the spot“- the Department said on Saturday. DNA tests confirmed that the lion was responsible for attacking the baby.

Another puma spotted in the area was euthanized and then released after testing that it was not involved in the attack.

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