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'Something Was Wrong With This Cougar': Attack Details Released

As cougar attacked friend, cyclist ran—and was killed

(Newser) - "They did everything they were supposed to do. But something was wrong with this cougar." That's the take from King County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Abbott after a rare attack on humans left one cyclist dead in Washington state Saturday and another badly injured. The Seattle men'... More »

Mom Saves Son From Mountain Lion Attack

The 5-year-old suffered injuries to his head, neck, and face

(Newser) - A Colorado mom whose 5-year-old son was being attacked by a mountain lion leapt into action Friday, fighting off the animal and potentially saving the boy's life, NBC News reports. The boy was playing with his older brother in their yard about 10 miles outside of Aspen when his... More »

Pumas Prowl Midwest

Big cats migrate east in search of prey

(Newser) - Pumas, normally prowlers of the Rocky Mountains, are slowly pushing east, ecologists say, which has led to a rash of sightings throughout the Midwest. Wisconsin just had its first confirmed puma sighting in over a century, and since 1990 the big cats have cropped up in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and... More »

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