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5-Year Old Recovering After Mountain Lion Attack in Apsen, Colorado

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    A mountain lion (not shown here) attacked a 5-year-old boy outside of his Colorado home.

    A 5-year-old boy attacked by a mountain lion Friday night outside of his home in Colorado is in fair condition, officials said.

    The boy's mother told police he had been playing in the front yard with his older brother when she heard screaming and ran outside to find a mountain lion on him, the Pitkin Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

    The mother told police she was able to pull the boy away from the animal.

    The boy's father called 911 to tell dispatchers he was driving his injured son to the hospital just before 8 p.m. local time, authorities said.

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