Boy Attacked by Cougar in Central Alberta

Seven-year-old Cason Feuser is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a cougar on July 31 in the Rocky Mountain House area. Cason’s mother Chay Feuser has stated that six children were playing by the river when a cougar started attacking Cason. Cason was transported by STARS air ambulance to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton in stable condition, where he then underwent three and a half hours of surgery. On the same day, Alberta Fish and Wildlife found and euthanized the sub-adult female cougar. Pursuant to the Canada Council on Animal Care Guidelines, Alberta may euthanize a cougar if it is conditioned to feed on unnatural food sources or frequents human-use areas, or is a threat or has attacked a pet, livestock, or human, whether provoked or not.