B.C. man fights off cougar after it wrapped its jaws around family dog’s head

Pink, a Ridgeback-German Shepherd cross, is fortunate to be alive after her proprietor’s father fought off a cougar that attacked the nine-year-old canine final week.

Ian Orser, a plumber from Grand Forks, B.C., was working in a residential neighbourhood close to Christina Lake on April 9 when he and his 40-year-old daughter, Megan, heard a commotion together with howling.

“We thought it was a canine combat at first. My daughter went down t., and she or he simply yelled, ‘It is a cougar!'” he informed CBC Radio West host Sarah Penton. 

He mentioned he ran over to see Pink’s head inside a cougar’s mouth.

“The one factor I might consider doing was to kick it within the head,” mentioned Orser, 69.

“If I might have considered it, I in all probability would not have ran over t.. However I simply needed to save our canine.”

Among the accidents Pink sustained through the cougar assault. (Ian Orser)

Orser’s kick did the trick, and the cougar backed off — however it did not go far. 

Orser says he then swung a stick on the huge cat, however it nonetheless did not run away. He and his daughter then grabbed Pink and the two different canine with them and hopped into his truck to get to the vet. 

Pink obtained medical therapy and Orser mentioned she’s doing tremendous now. However he mentioned if both of his different canine — each springer spaniels — had been on this state of affairs, it might have ended a lot worse. 

“I believe they might have been useless as a result of they’re so much smaller,” he mentioned.

Orser reported the incident to conservation officers. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service confirmed they’d obtained a number of experiences of a cougar within the residential space.

Officers tracked down the animal and, due to the danger to the general public, put it down. 

Radio West5:30A Grand Forks man needed to kick a cougar in its head to free the household canine from its mouth in a residential space in Christina Lake

A Grand Forks man needed to kick a cougar in its head to free the household canine from its mouth in a residential space in Christina Lake 5:30

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