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4-Year-Old Takes A Nap While Camping - Parents Find Her Being Attacked By This

A child was camping out with her family in Idaho when she went to take a nap in her tent. Soon the family heard screams and were horrified when they saw a mountain lion trying to carry the small girl away.

The family was camping near Green Canyon Hot Springs when the attack occurred. The mother thought she spotted a big cat when they were eating dinner, but dismissed the glimpse out of the corner of her eye and went back to tending to her children and their cousins.

A 4-year-old child was put into the tent to nap and the mom took a 6-year-old to the restroom. That’s when everyone heard blood-curdling screams and came running.

“She got out of the tent because she couldn’t find her shoe,” said the girl's grandfather, Jim Sevy. “That’s when the mountain lion grabbed her and started carrying her away.”

The mother chased down the big cat and the cat released the little girl. She was rushed to the hospital and doctors said she only had some scratches and bite marks. They're giving her rabies treatments to be safe, but her grandfather says, "She should be okay."

Idaho Fish and Game tracked the lion down. They found her at 2 am near the campsite and euthanized her. They say cougar attacks on humans are rare.

“When lions do attack, records indicate that small children are often the targets,” said spokesman Gregg Losinski. “This family showed how vigilance and quick thinking can help avert a tragedy.”

Source: East Idaho News
Photo: East Idaho News/Jim Sevy

Girl attacked by a mountain lion.

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