The boy whose mother stopped a mountain lion is recovering in Denver

The story is all over the world by now: A Colorado mother beat back a mountain lion that had its fangs around her young son’s head.

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The story is all over the world by now: A Colorado mother beat back a mountain lion that had its fangs around her young son’s head. She literally pried its jaws open.

The unidentified boy is recovering now at Children’s Hospital Colorado, which today released a statement from his family.

It read, in full:

“Thank you for your concern.

Our son is doing better.

Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”

That will likely be the last update on the boy and his mother for now. After the attack, wildlife authorities reportedly killed two big cats near Aspen, but it’s unclear whether either was involved in the attack.