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A Colorado mother fought off a mountain lion that attacked her son on Friday night, according to authorities.

The five-year-old was playing in the front yard of his home in Pitkin County, about 10 miles northwest of Aspen, around 8 p.m. when the attack occurred.

The mother told police she heard screaming and ran outside to find a mountain lion on him.

She said she was able to pull the boy away from the animal after a struggle.

The boy was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his face, head and neck. He was transferred to a hospital in Denver and has been listed in fair condition.

The mother, who sustained minor injuries to her hand and legs, was treated and released in good condition.

Authorities found and killed a mountain lion in the front yard of the home.

Watch the "Fox and Friends Weekend" report above.


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