PERRIS ( — Authorities say a homeless man is in critical condition after being attacked by a mountain lion in Perris.

The man, whose age and name were not released, is expected to survive.

The lion attacked the man at a homeless encampment, according to authorities.

Dan Sforza, assistant chief of the Southern Enforcement District for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise the man’s injuries were consistent with a mountain lion attack.

The injured man could not tell investigators what attacked him, Sforza told the paper.

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