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How to survive a mountain lion encounter

Not something you want to see staring back at you as you trek through the wilderness.
Not something you want to see staring back at you as you trek through the wilderness. (Pixabay/)

In 2012, a 6-year-old boy was attacked by a mountain lion while walking through a parking lot with his family in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas. The animal, likely an older one desperate for food, and possibly the same cat that had menaced another group earlier that day, grabbed the child by the face and tried to get away, but the boy’s parents fought back. They saved their son’s life, and while he did sustain a few cuts and

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