Officials: Child attacked by mountain lion was running to friend's house | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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BAILEY, Colo. (KKTV) - The search for a mountain lion continues after it attacked an 8-year-old boy in Bailey Wednesday night.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the child was playing on a trampoline in his yard when he heard a friend calling from down the street. As he ran towards his friend's home, the mountain lion pounced, grabbing the boy by the head.

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The boy's brother was also outside and heard a commotion. He ran to his father and told him something didn't sound right. His father rushed down the street and found the mountain lion on top of his son. The mountain lion left the boy when it saw the older male running towards it.

Wildlife officials searched through the night using a dog team and are continuing the search Thursday, CPW said.

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"The kid was running and it probably triggered the lion's natural response to a prey animal running,” said area Wildlife Manager Mark Lamb in...
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