Washington girl shoots, kills cougar stalking her brother

Washington girl shoots, kills cougar stalking her brother

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM

TWISP, Wash. -- An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home at Twisp, in north central Washington.
 
State Fish and Wildlife Officer Cal Treser says the female cougar killed last week was about 4-years-old and very skinny at about 50 pounds -- half of what it should weigh.
 
Treser says the teens' father, Tom White, had chased the cougar away from their calves twice on Feb. 19. The next day his son went out to feed the dogs and was returning to a basement door when he spotted the cougar following him.
 
His daughter had a tag to hunt cougars and shot the animal.

Other media outlets report it was the third cougar killed in a week in the area just outside Twisp.

 

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