Cougars rescued in Marion County Owner injured just before Turpentine Creek Refuge workers arrive

Incident date: 
Sat, 07/07/2007
Date reported: 
Sat, 07/07/2007
Date Published: 
Sat, 07/07/2007 (All day)
City: 
Marion County
State: 
Arkansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Cougars rescued in Marion County Owner injured just before Turpentine Creek Refuge workers arrive
Headline: 
Cougars rescued in Marion County Owner injured just before Turpentine Creek Refuge workers arrive
Summary: 

Shortly before representatives from a wildlife refuge arrived to rehome two cougars kept as pets, the owner of the cougars was attacked. The male cougar knocked the owner to the ground and began biting him. The owner surrendering the cats to the reufge as he could not not take the animals to the new location.

Publication: 
Baxter Bulletin
Author: 
Armando Rios