Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR07 - (Cougar-Attacks-Dog)

RED DEER, Alta. x-12s. An Alberta man says he fought off a cougar that was attacking his dog by punching the big cat in the head. William Gibb stopped at a Tim Hortons in Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton, on Boxing Day. He let his two dogs out for a bathroom break near a wooded area, then heard one of them crying in pain. He says he ran to see what was wrong and found the cougar on top of his husky, Sasha, so he bashed it with his fist and it jumped off. Gibb says the dog was bleeding from cuts and puncture wounds and he rushed her to a veterinarian.

("...her recuperate.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: R-C-M-P say they found the cougar in the trees near the restaurant and, because it was ready to pounce on officers, they shot and killed the animal. …

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