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Dog Gets Killed Defending Its Home From Cougar Attack

A dog in California tried to defend its home against a cougar, but the cougar won.

Due to an overwhelming populace of urbanized voters, controlled hunting of cougar in California is illegal. As a result, in addition to urban sprawl, incidents of cougar conflict in California are not uncommon.

In fact, a cougar known as P-22 claimed bustling Los Angeles as his home. P-22 has been photographed on many occasions. Truth is, he has become as famous as former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, as with any cougar habituated to humansP-22 found himself in trouble. In 2016, the Los Angeles Zoo captured video of the cougar. That same night, one of the zoo koala bears was killed.

Sadly, like the zoo koala bear, a dog in California recently found itself with a similar fate while trying to defend its home.

Dogs are not the only potential meals for cougars. There have been several verified human deaths at the hands of cougars in California. Most recently in 2004, a 35-year-old male was fatally attacked by a cougar while mountain biking.

About the Author: Dominic Aiello is an avid hunter, angler, and wildlife policy expert. He is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Council, Cabela’s Prostaff, and Outdoor Writer. Follow his adventures on Instagram @daiello91 or Twitter @HunterInformant

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Dog Gets Killed Defending Its Home From Cougar Attack