6-year-old girl attacked by mountain lion, saved by man who punched the animal in ribs during the mauling

2 months ago

A six-year-old girl was mauled by a 160-pound mountain lion as she was strolling through a park and was saved just in time when an man that was nearby knocked the cat in the ribs.

The occurrence transpired on Sunday morning just before 10 a.m. in the Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County, California.

"It came out of the bushes and right about when it grabbed a hold of the girl and an adult pushed the mountain lion and it ran off," said Brad Pennington, MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District ranger,