MOUNTAIN LION ATTACKS 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN WASHINGTON
⛔️⚕️𝙰 𝟿-𝚈𝙴𝙰𝚁-𝙾𝙻𝙳 𝙶𝙸𝚁𝙻 is currently recovering from severe injuries after being attacked by a mountain lion while playing with friends at camp in Stevens County, Washington.
According to a press release issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Lily A. Kryzhanivskyy was playing hide-and-seek in the woods on the morning of May 28, 2022 when the cougar suddenly attacked.
The cougar remained within a couple hundred feet of the camp for some time after the attack.
& usually will wait to see if prey is going to return or if they have another opportunity…
The person who ultimately killed the cougar was not an employee of WDFW, but a member of the public who was on site at the time of the attack.
In the last 10 years there’s been an alarming increase in the number of lion depredations in northeast Washington.
Between Washington’s human population boom, an increase in the number of small hobby farms in rural parts of the state, and a 1996 ban on hunting cougars with the aid of hounds, a number of factors have converged to facilitate the area’s rise in human-cougar conflict.
In the aftermath of Saturday morning’s mauling, Lily Kryzhanivskyy was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.
After, she was intubated and transferred to the ICU. According to WDFW, she was released from the ICU on Monday and is now in stable condition!
Her mom wanted everybody to know that Lily is making an amazing recovery.
& We’re very thankful for that. #asouthernlifestyle #lilystrong