Second mountain lion attacks a young boy in California in less than a year trends now
A child was attacked by a mountain lion 40 miles south of San Francisco on Tuesday evening and rushed to a trauma center in unknown condition.
It was the second such incident in California in less than a year and comes after a seven-year-old boy was hospitalized after being bitten by a lion near Los Angeles.
After the attack on Tuesday a neighbor of the child told local outlet ACB7 they seemed calm but that it was unexpected as mountain lions rarely interact with humans.
'They were pretty calm when I pulled up, they're my neighbors so I asked them if they were okay. They were very, they were good,' neighbor Chad Conover said.
The unidentified child was taken to a local trauma center but neither their condition nor the condition of the cat is known (file photo of a California mountain lion)
After the attack a neighbor of the child, Chad Conover (pictured), told local outlet ACB7 they seemed calm but that it was unexpected and surprising
'They said everybody's fine, but they had to talk to Fish and Game, and a warden pulled up right as I pulled out,' he added. 'Typically the mountain lions avoid people, so it's not often you hear about an attack on a human.'
Mountain lion sightings are common but attacks are not. According to the