A nine-year-old girl ended up in the hospital after surviving a cougar attack while on a camping trip in Washington state over the weekend.
The girl, who was walking on a trail with two friends she was camping with, was attacked on Saturday morning near Fruitland, an unincorporated community in Stevens County in northwestern Washington. According to reports, the girl fought back while her two friends ran back to camp. Adults in the vicinity responded quickly and found the young girl covered in blood. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she underwent multiple surgeries for injuries sustained to her head and upper body.