Boy, 8, describes fighting off mountain lion attack: ‘I was just punching’

An 8-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion outside his Colorado home last month has shared how he kept fighting even when the animal had his head in its mouth.

Pike Carlson told NBC affiliate KUSA how he bravely fought off a 65-pound male mountain lion after it attacked him when he was playing with his brother outside the family’s home in Bailey, a rural area about an hour south of Denver.

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