A nature preserve park in California's Santa Clara County has been temporarily closed after a 6-year-old girl was bitten in the leg by what is believed to be a mountain lion on Sunday morning. The child's injuries were minor. An investigation has been launched to locate and confirm the identity of the animal, which is thought to be an adult male lion, park authorities confirmed.
The incident took place at the Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve near the city of Cupertino around 9:45 a.m. (local time) while the girl was on a walking trail with her family. Her father managed to scare away the animal, which reportedly weighed about 100 pounds, just after it bit the girl in the calf.
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