April 16, 2024
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A mountain lion killed a 21-year-old man and gravely wounded his youthful brother in California’s El Dorado County, northwest of Sacramento on Saturday, native authorities stated.

The incident in a distant forest space close to Georgetown was the primary deadly assault of a human by a mountain lion in California in about 20 years, based on the statistics compiled by the state’s division of fish and wildlife.

The 2 younger brothers had been out trying to find shed deer antlers after they have been attacked by the massive feline within the early hours of the afternoon.

The youthful sibling, who alerted emergency providers, suffered traumatic accidents to his face and was separated from his brother within the assault, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a information launch. He was taken to a hospital and was anticipated to outlive, based on media stories.

As deputies started trying to find the older brother they noticed a mountain lion crouched close to a person on the bottom. The officers fired photographs to scare off the animal so they might render support however discovered the 21-year-old already deceased, the discharge stated.

Wildlife brokers later positioned the mountain lion and euthanized it close to the scene of the assault, the division stated. Its stays have been despatched to a forensic laboratory to acquire DNA and different details about the animal.

Final month, a gaggle of cyclists have been attacked by a cougar whereas on an tour on a path in Washington state. A lady was hospitalized with non-life threatening accidents.