A four-year-old girl was rescued from the jaws of a mountain lion which snatched her from a campsite and dragged her away.
The youngster, identified as Kelsi Butt, suffered puncture wounds to her torso from the big cat’s teeth following the terrifying incident on Friday evening.
The child’s family had gathered for a reunion near a hot springs in eastern Idaho when she was snatched by a young male mountain lion.
The animal believed to be behind the attack was later tracked and killed by authorities.
Wildlife manager Gregg Losinski said: “She was literally in the mouth of the mountain lion when the quick thinking and heroic reactions of her mother and other adults saved her life.
“The cat dropped her and backed off.”