An inspector for the Fish and Wildlife Service will tell a person that the best way to deal with a cougar is to stand their ground and make themselves appear larger than the animal.
While she was camping with two friends in the northwest corner of Washington state, a young girl, aged nine, was attacked by a cougar.
On Saturday morning, there was a collision that took place in the vicinity of Fruitland, Washington. The girl fought back while her friends ran for their lives, standing her ground in the face of danger. As soon as the grownups arrived, they discovered the girl covered in blood, and they moved quickly to assist her. Immediately following the assault, she was sent to a neighboring hospital, where she received surgery on both her head and upper body. She is currently recovering from those procedures. Other people located and put an end to the life of the young male cougar.