Mother of boy attacked by lion ‘a hero’

By Jason Auslander

The mother of a 5-year-old boy attacked by a mountain lion Friday night reached into the animal’s mouth and wrested her son’s head from its jaws, a Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy said Saturday. “She was able to pry the cat’s jaws open,” Deputy Michael Buglione said. “She’s a hero.”The boy was helicoptered from Aspen Valley Hospital to Children’s Hospital in Denver on Friday night in fair condition with injuries to his face, head and neck, according to Buglione and a statement from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. A spokeswoman at Children’s Hospital said Saturday she was not authorized to release …

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