Mother Saw Lion Eating her Baby

February 6, 1909


Young mother witnesses her child get gruesomely killed by mountain lion while camping.


A mountain lion crunching the lifeless and mangled body of her two-year-old boy was the sight that greeted Mrs. Chris Brown when she entered the family tent, four miles from the Hotel Deimar, at Balboa Cal., after a short walk. The mother in despair, rushed screaming at the beastly slayer of her child. The lion growled savagely and backed slowly out of the rear of the tent, its mouth dripping with the baby’s blood, and disappeared. The lion had partly dismembered the child after slaying it. The Brown family arrived from Delaware two weeks ago.
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