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Child Mauled by Mountain Lion in West Odessa

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Picture of the mountain lion from Odessa Police Department. Picture of the mountain lion from Odessa Police Department.

WEST ODESSA - A child was mauled Sunday by a mountain lion at a home in West Odessa.

It happened at a home in 9400 of West 26th Street.

Authorities say a 4-year-old child wandered too close to a mountain lion that was being held in a cage. The child was attacked through the cage and suffered cuts and lacerations to the left side of his face.

The mountain lion was euthanized and the animal's head is being sent to a lab for rabies testing.

The owner of the animal was given a ticket for not having up to date shot records for the animal, but no charges will be filed.