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Woman And Her Dog Attacked By Mountain Lion In Trinity County

State Fish and Wildlife Officers are investigating a reported Mountain Lion attack in Trinity County. Monday afternoon Erin Wilson was driving on Highway 299 and stopped at a picnic area near Big Bar to take her dog for a walk. The dog was on the path a little bit ahead of Wilson when she noticed movement next to her as the Mountain Lion swiped across her left shoulder, drawing blood. She screamed and her dog Eva, a Belgian Malinois, ran back and took on the lion. The lion bit the dog’s head and would not let go as Wilson threw rocks, tried to tug them apart and even tried to gouge the lion’s eyes. She ran back to the road and flagged down another woman who had a can of pepper spray, which they sprayed in the lion’s face. It didn’t work and the lion was trying to drag Eva into the bushes. Finally they used a piece of PVC pipe and hit the lion with it until it let go and ran away. Eva was taken to a veterinarian and it’s not known if she’ll survive. Wilson received medical treatment.