This 8-year-old fought off a mountain lion attack with a stick.

“I tried to punch it in the eye... Just fight.”

He wrestled the lion until his dad rushed in to help. Two surgeries, stitches, and dozens of staples to close the wounds, Pike Carlson survived the fight. #9News pic.twitter.com/wmcCnSMpea

— Marc Sallinger (@MarcSallinger) September 5, 2019