Cougar euthanized in Washington after it tried to attack a child

The child escaped serious injury
Posted at 3:14 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 17:14:02-04

SEATTLE, Washington — Washington State Patrol officials say responders have killed a cougar that tried to attack a child in Leavenworth.

KING-TV reports the child escaped serious injury.

Officials said in a tweet that the attempted attack occurred in the Enchantment Park area around dusk Saturday.

The cougar was euthanized after it was found by Washington Department of Fish and Game agents early Sunday.