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Colorado mom saves her son from mountain lion

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(Note: This is not the mountain lion responsible for the attack.) (Note: This is not the mountain lion responsible for the attack.)
PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. -

A Colorado mother pulled her son from the claws of a mountain lion Friday night, after the boy was attacked by the animal as he was playing outside his home.

NBC News reports the mother told police that prior to the attack, the boy had been playing in his front yard with his sister. A short while later, the mother heard screaming, and ran outside to find a mountain lion on top of her 5-year-old son.

The mother told police she pulled the boy away from the animal, and the boy's father then drove the injured child to the hospital just before 8 p.m. local time.

The boy is now in fair condition, but suffered injuries to his face, head, and neck. His mother suffered minor injuries as well.

Deputies and a U.S. Forest Service officer found a mountain lion near the area of the attack, and put the animal down.

They will now examine that lion and try to find a second lion that was also reported to have been in the area.

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