CALABASAS (CBSLA) — A 5-year-old lad was attacked by a upland lion successful a Calabasas vicinity erstwhile his parent intervened to prevention him.
“The commotion caused by the onslaught and the boy’s screaming alerted the ma who was inside. She ran extracurricular and instantly started striking and punching astatine the lion and managed to fend the lion disconnected her son,” said Capt. Patrick Foy with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. “This mom’s an implicit leader who saved her son’s life, there’s nary question astir it.”
The lad was playing adjacent a histrion adjacent his location erstwhile helium was attacked, officials with the California Fish and Wildlife Department said.
He was injured successful his head, neck, precocious torso and was recovering astatine the Children’s Hospital successful L.A.
The upland lion that attacked him was a kitten from lion P54, that was calved successful October.
According to experts, the onslaught apt happened due to the fact that the lad is tiny and astatine that age, the upland lion is inactive learning however to hunt and fend for themselves.