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This is only the second attack (an encounter resulting in physical injury or death) that we have in our file for 2011.  The other was on July 31st in Alberta.  In that instance, a “little girl” suffering only minor injuries.  That cougar was tracked down and killed.




Local toddler recovering after cougar attack at Swim Beach

By Julia Prinselaar, Westerly News September 1, 2011

An 18-month-old Ucluelet area boy attacked by a cougar in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve remains in serious condition in B.C. Children’s Hospital.

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“About 10,000 people have been killed by hunters in North America since 1950, Paquet added.”


The Vancouver Sun

Cougar trackers still ‘hopeful’ they’ll find cat that attacked boy

By Cindy E. Harnett, Postmedia News September 1, 2011

Cougar trackers, using specially trained dogs, bushwhacked through dense, temperate rainforest Wednesday in search of the animal that attacked an 18-month old boy this week.

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