The above video is courtesy of KTVU, San Francisco’s Fox affiliate. Mountain lion incidents have been common in the Bay Area, particularly on the Peninsula and in Santa Clara County, This incident took place at Cupertino’s Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve, near San Jose.
Here’s KTVU with more: (fortunately, the girl’s injuries were minor)
The encounter took place about 10 a.m. Sunday on a trail about two miles from the preserve’s main parking area. The child, whose gender and age were not provided, was with family members when the attack occurred, Gessner said. Adult family members scared the animal away.
“This happened on the wildcat loop trail and luckily she had some very quick thinking adults with her and one of them was able to push the lion away and it took off down in the brush,” said Brad Pennington, with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space.