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Mountain lion that attacked boy at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve in Poway located, killed

Posted at 7:13 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 10:13:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A mountain lion that scratched a young boy at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve in Poway last week was captured and killed, state Fish and Wildlife officials told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

On June 12, park officials said a 4-year-old boy suffered scratches to his back and thigh after an encounter with the animal on the park grounds.

The boy, who was on a hike with his family at the time of the incident, is expected to make a full recovery.

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The park was temporarily closed after the attack.

The U-T, citing a Fish and Wildlife official, reported that the mountain lion in the incident was found and killed several hours after the boy was attacked.

The official told the newspaper that DNA tests confirmed the animal -- a 2-year-old female weighing 70 pounds -- was the one responsible for scratching the boy.