- When a mountain lion attacked her son playing outside, a mother jumped into action
- The mother repeatedly hit the animal with her bare hands till it let go of the five-year-old
- Wildlife officials who hailed the mother's actions tracked down the mountain lion before putting it down
They say there is nothing like a mother's love for her child.
This saying came to pass after a mother saved her 5-year-old son from a mountain lion that attacked the boy in their compound in Calabasas, California.
She was desperate
According to officials, the mother jumped into action after hearing her son who was playing outside screaming.
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In a desperate attempt to save him from the animal dragging him around, she repeatedly hit it numerous times with her bare hands till it let him go.
"She ran outside and immediately started striking and punching at the lion and managed to fend the lion off her son," a statement by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife read.
While terming her a hero for saving her son’s life, the department said the child sustained injuries to his head and neck.
Wildlife officials investigating the incident scene came across an aggressive mountain lion, and they put it down.
They later established that it was the same animal that attacked the child.
Speaking to CBS, a wildlife expert urged people not to run away when facing a mountain lion.
The expert said:
"Try to make yourself look bigger than you are and give it space to move on."
Officer helped woman in labour
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Johannesburg Metro Police Officer is being lauded for delivering a baby on a pavement. Rose Sithole has been an officer for the past 13 years and has never delivered a baby before.
The incident occurred on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The mother was reportedly on her way to a police station to wait for an ambulance when she went into labour. The command centre at the police station then received a call about a pregnant woman on the streets.
Sithole rushed to the scene with a colleague. After realising that the 30-year-old woman was in labour, Sithole asked her colleague to get a blanket from the police station.