California homeless man attacked, possibly mountain lion

February 03 13:47 2014

Being homeless comes with many hardships, one of which could possibly include mountain lion attacks.

According to NBC Philadelphia, a 50-year-old homeless man was attacked by what might be a mountain lion, in Perris, California last weekend.
The possibility of an attack is fact, but the specific animal aggressor is not fully pinned down.

As reported by the Associated Press, “We are about 99 percent that it was a lion. The conclusion is based solely on the victim’s injuries and the extent of the injuries,” said Lt. Patrick Foy, California Department of Fish and Game, writes the Star Tribune.

The likelihood of a person encountering a mountain lion in Southern California is rare, and the Star Tribune notes that the number of their previous attacks is 15 since 1986, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife files.

Perris residents do not need to be fearful of mountain lion attacks, well except for every year and a half to two years, or so.

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