Mountain lion mauls boy while playing outside – Watch

Updated: June 19, 2016
Mountain lion mauls boy while playing outside

A mother confronted a mountain lion that was attacking her 5-year-old child in Colorado.

A five-year-old boy is in hospital after being mauled by a mountain lion while playing outside his Colorado home.

According to local media, the boy’s mother was alerted when she heard screaming and ran out of the house to find the wild animal on top of him.

She managed to pull her child away from the beast before her partner called police and started driving the injured boy to hospital.

NBC News reported the child suffered injuries to his face, head and neck in the attack.

He was conscious and alert when he arrived at hospital, it was reported, and his condition was described as “fair”.

His mother escaped with only minor injuries to her legs and hands.

Deputies from the Pitkin Sheriff’s Department found a mountain lion near where the attack happened and put it down, NBC reported.

Mountain lion mauls boy