Timing Saves Jogger From Cougar Attack
Alan McCarthy meets up with some of his friends for coffee most mornings, usually having three cups. This day he chose to stay a bit longer and have another cup of coffee, by doing this it put him on the road around 8:30 am. He was on Port Albion Road on his way home when he saw a jogger in the middle of the road. At first sight he thought the jogger was playing with a dog, but as he got closer he realized the woman was fighting off a cougar. As McCarthy drove up the cougar took off.
34-year-old Kiara Bisaro, was the jogger. She was in Port Albion visiting family, and had gone for a morning run. "She was almost to the dry land sort when she heard something come out of the bush and up behind her. She thought it might be a bear crossing the road and she turned around and there was an animal heading straight towards her," said her mother, Susanne Bisaro. There were no sticks or rocks to fight off the animal, Bisaro was able to keep the mountain lion away with her foot for about 10 minutes before McCarthy showed up. Bisaro has returned home and is okay just shaken up from the incident. From Canada.com.