Man, 41, in Serious Condition After He's Mauled by Pet Lion in Mexico

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It's unclear what prompted the attack.

A man has been critically injured in an attack by a pet lion inside a Mexico backyard.

The attack reportedly happened at a mansion in Rincones de San Marcos, an upscale part of the Juarez neighborhood. 

There was also a tiger in the yard, the El Paso Times reported.

Photos circulating on the internet show the man, who has been identified as Erick Noe Romero, 41, bleeding heavily.

He was transported to the hospital, where he is in serious condition, according to reports.

It is reportedly not uncommon for authorities to find lions and tigers at homes and ranches in the area.