Here’s one to put in the book of fantastic inspirational stories.
A woman from Colorado did something heroic to save her 5-year-old son. She wasn’t going to lose her boy, and she would do anything to make sure of that.
On a Friday morning, her son was playing outside with his brother, probably just like any other morning.
The mom then heard screaming.
She ran outside and found a mountain lion on top of her son. A mountain lion was attacking her son.
This is one of the worst nightmares comes to life that a parent could imagine — a little child in the grips of an animal, a monster, under its power. That’s when a parent’s instincts kick in and things get real.
“The woman charged the animal, yanked away one of its paws and discovered her son’s whole head was in its mouth,” The Associated Press reported. According to The Aspen Times, she “reached into the animal’s mouth and wrestled her son’s head from its jaws.”
She was then able to wrestle the 2-year-old male mountain lion away from her son. The animal was about 110 pounds, and cougars can grow up to 8 feet long from nose to tail tip. Basically, this isn’t like a dog or an angry house cat. This is a scary animal.
“She was able to pry the cat’s jaws open,” Deputy Michael Buglione told The Aspen Times. “She’s a hero.”
That’s an understatement — is she a legend?
The police responded to the 911 call. They found that ferocious feline and killed it in the family’s front yard.
The poor boy had injuries to his face, head, and neck. The mother sustained minor injuries to her legs and one of her hands.
Apparently, this was not considered a big cat, and it could have been much worse if it were older and more developed. (Reportedly, two lions were seen near the family’s property before the attack — imagine if two lions had attacked!).
No matter the size of the lion or how many lions there could’ve been, it seems this mother would have done anything to save her child. What an inspirational story of the bond of love between a parent and child.
With this story in mind, here’s a fitting mother-son song.