Tuesday, 30 December 2014

NEWSLINK: Cougar kills dog at Lakelse Lake

posted Dec 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

A man escaped a cougar attack but lost his dog to the big cat out at Lakelse Lake last weekend.

“He had been walking it (chocolate lab) in the picnic site there along the beach,” said conservation officer Gareth Scrivner Dec. 1.

“He turned around and saw four feet behind his dog a full-sized cougar pretty much tailing them the whole way. He got pretty much halfway back to his vehicle and he couldn't scare it off and it wasn't really showing any signs of fear. It took down his dog right in front of him, a full grown 10-year-old lab.”

The big cat had carried the dog back where it came from to the far side of the parking lot and into the trees.

About 150 yards off into the trees, Scrivner found the cougar feeding on the dog and he put the big cat down.

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