On February 20 an 11-year-old Central Washington girl shot a cougar to save her 14-year-old brother.
According to the Associated Press, the children’s father “chased the cougar away from…calves twice on February 19.” The next day the son “went out to feed the dogs and was returning to a basement door when he spotted the cougar following him.”
The father began yelling, trying to hustle the son inside so they could close the door before the cougar reached him.
That’s when the son’s 11-year-old sister shot and killed the animal.
There have been so many cougar attacks in the area that the Fish and Wildlife Department have issued “special permits” for cougars this year. The girl “had a tag to hunt cougars.”
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