Mountain Lion Attack in Big Bend National Park
Date: Nov. 24, 2012

A female hiker was injured by a mountain lion while hiking in a remote area of Big Bend National Park on Friday, November 23, according to the National Park Service.

“Visitor safety is our main concern here in Big Bend and we will monitor and close the Mesa until we deem it safe for visitors, said Park Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones.

Andrea Pinero Cebrian and her companions were exploring the Mesa de Anguila near Lajitas when she was attacked. Cebrian was treated by Terlingua Medics and her injuries are not considered to be life threatening. The Mesa de Anguila has been closed to all visitors while rangers and park biologists investigate and patrol in search of the mountain lion.