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