Six Year Old Boy Survives Cougar Attack

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas – Officials at Big Bend National Park in West Texas are looking for a mountain lion that attacked and injured a 6-year-old boy as he walked with three other people.


Park spokesman David Elkowitz says the boy was treated for puncture wounds and scratches and released from a hospital in Alpine.


The lion remains on the loose.


Rangers began evacuating trails and campsites early Monday. Closed areas include the Chisos Basin, Window Trail, the Pinnacles, Boulder Meadow and Juniper Flats.


Elkowitz says the young boy was walking near the park’s lodge with three other people Sunday evening when he was attacked by a “young lion in very poor condition.” The boy’s name wasn’t released.


Elkowitz says the animal that attacked the boy will be killed if found.


  • Show Comments (1)

  • Doug Smith

    That's pretty scary!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Cat Fights: Cougar Sightings Spark Debate

The cougar lies in a white metal drawer, skull and femur bones stored neatly ...

Tourism lobby hold up tiger relocation

Tourism lobby hold up tiger relocation Anindo Dey, TNN 9 December 2009, 05:48am IST ...

Tiger at Big Cat Rescue

Four persons were killed in animal attacks in less than one month

JAIPUR: In a sign of intensifying man-animal conflict in parts of Rajasthan, four persons ...