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Alberta Environment worker attacked by cougar
Alberta Environment worker attacked by cougar

Alberta Environment worker attacked by cougar

A fisheries biologist is recovering at the QEII Hospital after being attacked by a cougar late Tuesday evening in the Nose Mountain area, about 100 kilometres southwest of Grande Prairie.

“One of our colleagues was attacked by a cougar,” Jamie Hanlon with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development said. “She received first aid from colleagues at the camp, then was transported to hospital in Grande Prairie.”

No further information was released on her condition, although officials said she was able to communicate with family members and hospital staff.

At last word, a team of Fish and Wildlife officers were tracking the cougar, which will be euthanized if found.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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    One comment

    1. When people like these professionals go out into the bush without some form of protection then an attack like this is going to happen.

      I wonder if any thought went into why the animal attacked. Some kits maybe or the cougar was protecting its own space from invaders.
      A can of bear spray would have prevented this attack.
      Not going into the area would have assured no attack was made.
      That is their space not ours.
      I wonder how many cougars will be killed before they find the one that attacked.

      People need to think before they risk not only their neck but the life of a beautiful animal by going into these areas

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