Wildlife officials say testing has confirmed the mountain lion they shot and killed is the same one that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a Northern California hiking trail.
California wildlife officials plan to conduct DNA and disease tests in Sacramento to make sure they shot and killed the mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a hiking trail..
The 65-pound animal was shot and killed not far from the hiking trail where a six-year-old boy was mauled.
Family was hiking when the six-year-old was attacked; the child suffered bite wounds and scratches.
A search team continued to scour through rugged terrain Monday for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old Northern California boy, officials said.
Authorities are asking residents to be on the lookout after two possible mountain lion sightings in southwest Modesto.
He may look sweet and gentle after being tranquilized, but a 70-pound mountain lion captured in East Sacramento could have been a threat to anyone that came in contact with it.
East Sacramento residents can breathe a little easier now that a mountain lion that spawned an alert from police has been captured.
Police say they had to issue an alert for an urban mountain lion sighting after numerous East Sacramento residents and a police officer reported sightings.
Authorities are warning residents to avoid a section of Putah Creek where a mountain lion was spotted Friday morning.
Another reported mountain lion sighting caused a stir at Rocklin High School late Wednesday afternoon.
A mountain lion is believed to be roaming around Rocklin after three sightings and a photo of the animal not far from a school.