Aspen-area mother saves son from mountain lion attack

By Edward Stoner

PITKIN COUNTY — Authorities say a mother fought off a mountain lion that attacked her 5-year-old son in the yard of their home below Woody Creek on Friday night.The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office told ABC-7 (http://bit.ly/1UTKHon ) that the 5-year-old boy had been playing outside around 8 p.m. when the mountain lion attacked.The sheriff’s office says the boy’s mother ran outside when she heard screaming and removed her son from the animal. The boy’s face, head and neck had been injured.Authorities told the TV station the boy was being transported to a Denver hospital in fair condition.The mother hurt her …

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