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Boy, 10, escapes serious injury in cougar attack

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 03 Sep, 2020
  • Boy, 10, escapes serious injury in cougar attack

A 10-year-old boy has escaped serious harm in a cougar attack in British Columbia's Interior.

The Conservation Officer Service says the animal attacked on Monday near a remote family cabin on Marshall Lake northwest of Lillooet.

The service says two women and four children were walking when the boy ran ahead.

It says the cougar dropped from a tree and swiped at the boy, knocking him to the ground and scratching his back and chest.

The service says a border collie with the group jumped on the cougar's back while others screamed and threw rocks, forcing the cat to flee.

The boy's injuries aren't considered life-threatening and the service's predator attack team remains at the site of the confrontation.

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