Kera Butt, the girl's mother, saw the mountain lion in the distance and warned everybody. A short time later, as the children were playing, the lion attacked Kelsi Butt. Adults rushed toward the girl and scared off the mountain lion.
Kelsi was treated for her injuries, which included bite marks and scratches. After leaving the hospital, Kelsi and her family returned to the campsite for the rest of their scheduled camping trip.