Shocking wildlife attacks seen on both sides of US

A mountain lion dragged a 3-year-old boy by the neck in California, and a New Hampshire father fought off a coyote with his bare hands.
1:21 | 01/22/20

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Next tonight, two wildlife attacks on children making news this evening. A mountain lion dragging a 3-year-old boy the neck in California. His father coming to the rescue. And in New Hampshire tonight, a father fighting off a coyote with his bare hands. Here's ABC's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: He was on a walk in the woods with his wife and three kids in New Hampshire when Ian O'Reilly says a coyote came out of nowhere and grabbed his 2-year-old son. It was snapping and attacking and lunging. Reporter: O'Reilly says in that moment his instincts took over. I had its snout here, pushed it into the snow and then just took my hand and got on his windpipe as best I could. Reporter: With his bare hands, he suffocated the coyote. He was bitten multiple times, but his baby boy not hurt at all. Never underestimate the power of survival. I supposed. That coyote was very much interested in living, but so were we. Reporter: 3,000 miles away in southern California, another father jumping in to save his son from a mountain lion. My 3-year-old child. It, like, knocked him over and got him by the neck. Reporter: The quick-thinking dag throwing a backpack that the distracted cougar carried up a tree. We request that you evacuate the park. Reporter: The boy only slightly injured. David, that mountain lion was euthanized. And the coyote tested positive for rabies. David?

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