Live traps set for mountain lion that attacked boy

Sep 9, 2014 2:35 PM by News Staff

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Santa Clara say they have added an extra live trap in the search to catch a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Kirsten Macintyre says biologists set a fourth live trap with roadkill carcasses as bait Tuesday to go along with three others to help increase the chances of capturing the cougar.

Macintyre says seven tracking dogs are now helping searchers scour rugged terrain for the big cat for a third straight day.

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.

The boy's name has not been released.

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