Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Man Fights Off Hungry Cougar With His Skateboard

The big cat jumped the man from behind while he was walking with a skateboard along a dirt path through woods in Banff, Alberta, on Thursday, according to Bill Hunt, a Parks Canada field unit manager.

“He hit the animal with the skateboard and stunned him,” Hunt said.
The man, who is in his mid-20s, was listening to music through earbuds. His jacket hood was pulled over his head, Hunt said, possibly making him look inviting to a cat that is stimulated by motion.

 He says the man didn't suffer any injuries, but was reluctant to report the incident because he'd hit the cougar with his skateboard and worried he might have violated a wildlife law.

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