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Mountain lion drags, injures child in Orange County park

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 19:18:49-05

A three-year-old boy is safe after being attacked by a mountain lion in Lake forest, California on Monday.

The mountain lion grabbed the child by the neck and dragged him away from his family of six just after 4 p.m. Monday.

The boy's father threw a backpack at the lion, which made the animal drop the child and snatch the bag before climbing up a tree.

The boy was taken to a local hospital, and is now in stable condition.

The mountain lion was later tracked down and euthanized by Orange County fire officials.