A courageous mom fought off a mountain lion — together with her naked palms — because it savagely attacked her 5-year-old son outdoors their California residence final week, authorities mentioned Saturday.
The unnamed lady punched the 65-pound wild animal and wrestled it away from her baby within the entrance yard of the household’s home in Calabasas on Thursday, authorities mentioned.
The mountain lion had dragged the kid “about 45 yards” throughout the entrance garden within the wild assault, mentioned Capt. Patrick Foy, a spokesman with the California Division of Fish and Wildlife.
“The true hero of this story is his mother as a result of she completely saved her son’s life,” Foy mentioned.
“She ran out of the home and began punching and putting the mountain lion together with her naked palms and received him off her son,” he mentioned.
The dad and mom drove their son to the hospital and staffers there alerted authorities to the assault.
Foy mentioned the teen sustained traumatic accidents to his head and higher torso however was recovering in secure situation at a Los Angeles hospital.
A wildlife officer despatched to the scene noticed the mountain lion “hissing” at him and shot and killed the animal on website, authorities mentioned.
With Submit wires