Traps have been set to catch a mountain lion that apparently attacked a homeless man in Perris, a wildlife warden said Sunday, as some details of the incident still remained murky.
The man suffered severe lacerations to his neck, head and arms in the Saturday morning mauling, said Lt. Patrick Foy, of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Paramedic dispatchers got a 911 call late Saturday morning from a resident describing the man, asking for help. Arriving medics stabilized his injuries and took the man to a hospital for treatment.
The man's name wasn't released and there was no immediate word on his injuries. Firefighters and sheriff's deputies were unable to describe where the 911 call came from and the victim was reportedly unable to describe exactly where he was mauled.
Foy said traps have been set to snare the big cat. There are no scientific studies about mountain lion populations in the area, Foy said, but Perris is not an area where mountain lion attacks are expected.