The man was awakened around 1:00am when he felt something pressing on his head. The big cat attacked for about 2 minutes before backing off.
|Claw marks in the camper's sleeping bag.|
Fish and Game verified the mountain lion attack and found tracks in the area. They are currently tracking the animal with dogs. Their goal is to capture or kill the animal because it presents an imminent threat to public safety.
The Department of Fish and Game has statistics of mountain lions that had to be killed for public safety. Several mountain lions are killed every year for this reason.