Search resumes for mountain lion that attacked boy

AP News
Posted: Sep 08, 2014 8:48 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in Northern California will resume searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Lt. Patrick Foy says a new team of tracking dogs will take over Monday evening after the search was halted earlier because a previous team of dogs became exhausted while scouring rugged terrain for the big cat in humid conditions.

Foy says authorities will also set three live traps with roadkill as bait to try catching the animal.

Officials say the boy was released from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on Monday, a day after suffering bite wounds and scratches on his head and neck while hiking with his family and others near the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino.

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The boy's name hasn't been released.