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Mountain lion snatches Leander boy in Big Bend; child survives

Taking all the recommended precautions wasn’t enough to keep a mountain lion from snatching a 6-year-old Leander boy from his mother’s hand and clamping its jaws on his face at Big Bend National Park on Sunday night…”This attack did not happen on a trail. We were not hiking,” Harris said. “We were on a paved walkway in between a restaurant and a hotel, and this cat grabbed my child from me.”

The cat grabbed the boy from a group of four from a well-traveled paved walkway in an area of human habitation. They had to jump on it and finally managed to stab it with a pocket knife.