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The mountain lion is hunted by rangers in Colorado after attacking the boy on Wednesday (file image)

Two mountain lions are shot in Colorado the day after an eight-year-old boy was attacked in his backyard and bitten in the head before his father rescued him

  • Nature officers shot two mountain lions after a boy was attacked in Bailey
  • Local woman reported one of her goats missing and two sightings on Thursday
  • The 8-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries on Wednesday evening
  • The child recovers in the hospital after the attack and is in a stable state
  • It happened in Bailey, Colorado, a city about 40 miles southwest of Denver
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Nature officers killed two mountain lions after a boy was bitten on the head, resulting in serious injury.

The boy, 8, played in the back yard of his home in Bailey, two about 10 miles southwest of Denver, when the attack took place on Wednesday night around 7:30 PM.

He had jumped on a trampoline with his brother. He got out of the device to run to a neighbor when the mountain lion bounced.

Two mountain lions were shot by officers in Colorado yesterday after a boy was attacked Wednesday (file image)

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Two mountain lions were shot by officers in Colorado yesterday after a boy was attacked Wednesday (file image)

The attack took place on Wednesday around 7.30 p.m. in Bailey, Colorado

The attack took place on Wednesday around 7.30 p.m. in Bailey, Colorado

The attack took place on Wednesday around 7.30 p.m. in Bailey, Colorado

Jason Clay from Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the father saved his son's life when he ran into the garden after seeing the animal on top of his son.

The boy was treated by fire service personnel before being taken to the hospital, CBS Denver reported.

It is now in a serious but stable state.

On Thursday afternoon, a woman living in the area reported that one of her goats was missing and had seen two mountain lions.

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Mountain officers put down traps and have since killed two of the animals.

An autopsy is now being performed to determine if one of the animals has attacked the boy.

Mountain lion attacks are usually rare, although neighbor Bob Keller said he had experienced a handful of sightings.

& # 39; Seen a few over the years. I once saw deer chasing in the house next door, & he told the news.

Bailey is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Denver. Mountain lions are known to have rare attacks in the area

Bailey is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Denver. Mountain lions are known to have rare attacks in the area

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Bailey is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Denver. Mountain lions are known to have rare attacks in the area

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