In yet another close call with a cougar this summer, a wiener dog in Metchosin is “lucky to be alive”.
At around 5:00 pm near her Metchosin property off Kangaroo Rd, Jana King was walking her dog, Max.
“I’m like ‘come on, let’s go’ and I heard this shriek,” King told CHEK News. “[Max] was laying on his back, screaming and the cat was just on top of him.”
The cougar then looked up at King and took a step forward.
Saved By An Adrenaline Rush
But a sudden adrenaline rush gave King the courage to walk towards the cat and wave her arms to scare it off.
“I was just in a ‘get away from my dog’ mode,” said King. “And obviously hindsight it’s like what the hell was I thinking.”
But her quick actions saved her dog. Max was walking again on Thursday, having only suffered a few small puncture wounds.
B.C. Conservation says it’s the first reported cougar attack in Metchosin this summer.
Anyone who may come across a cougar to contact BC Conservation. Sighting reports can help Conservation Officers track the animal’s behaviour.