According to Patrick Foy, the Primary Information Officer with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on Monday, when the child and his father were walking up some stairs at Pico Canyon Park. After hearing his son scream, the father saw what authorities believe to be an adult male mountain lion by his son.
He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment after the mountain lion let him go and ran away. Authorities are still unsure if the child was bitten or scratched. They are taking forensic samples in an effort to determine if the wound came did in fact come from a mountain lion.