Wildlife authorities at Big Bend National Park in Texas are searching for a mountain lion that attacked a six-year-old boy on Sunday. River Hobbs was walking between his parents near a lodge in Chisos Basin when a "small and haggard-looking" lion attacked, biting and scratching his face. "This attack did not happen on a trail. We were not hiking," Kristi Harris, River's mother, told the Austin Statesman. "We were on a paved walkway in between a restaurant and a hotel, and this cat grabbed my child from me." Hobbs's father Jason fought back with a pocket knife and forced the lion away. Park officials have asked hikers to avoid the area until the animal is captured or killed.
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