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An 8-year-old boy was attacked by a mountain lion in Colorado.



The boy and his brother were playing outside on the trampoline Wednesday evening at Bailey, southwest of Denver, when the 8-year-old heard a friend calling him from the Neighbor's House, Colorado's Parks & Wildlife said in a news release ,

"The father rushed outside and

The boy's brother ran inside and told his father something sounded off." The mountain lion on the top of his / her son The father of the child as he approached and took off running, "officials said.

The child was taken to the hospital, officials said.

Wildlife officers set a trap for the lion and deployed a team of dogs that searched for two hours but could not pick up the animal's scent to track it.

On Thursday, a landowner near the attack reported that he was missing and said he saw two mountain lions. Wildlife officers responded to the 8-year-old. Both animals were euthanized, wildlife officials said.

Officials will perform a necropsy on the lions and send them to a forensic lab in Wyoming for a DNA analysis.

The lions' natural response to a prey animal running, said Area Wildlife Manager Mark Lamb.

There have been 22 mountain lion attacks on humans in Colorado since 1

990, including three fatalities, wildlife officials said. Three attacks have occurred this year including one on Aug. 10, northeast of Kremmling, wildlife officials said.


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