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Child Pulled From Jaws of Mountain Lion

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a five year old boy was hospitalized with puncture wounds to his neck, head, and back after an apparent mountain lion attack.  The family was hiking in the Sandia Mountains when the animal attacked.  The parents
saw it trying to drag the child away, but it let him go when the father gave chase.  (USA Today, 5-19-2008, p. 5A)

Fact:  Over two thirds of cougar (mountain lion) attacks occur against children.


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