Mountain lion attacks woman in Northern California; dog badly hurt  defending her
This young male mountain lion was captured in the central Santa Monica Mountains on Jan. 16, 2021. - Jeff Sikich/U.S. National Park Service/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A woman’s dog was badly wounded Monday while fighting off a mountain lion that attacked its owner, California wildlife officials say. “I think it’s safe to assume that dog probably saved her life,” Capt. Patrick Foy of the Department of Fish and Wildlife told The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday. The attack happened in a remote area of Northern California just after 3 p.m. along Highway 299 in the Big Bar area in Trinity County, a four hour-drive northwest of Sacramento. The woman, whose name was not released, pulled off the side of the highway to go for a walk along the Trinity ...