Man Grabs Cougar’s Tail, An Alberta man who grabbed a cougar by the tail in attempt to rescue his dog from the cat’s jaws says he was acting on instinct and adrenaline.
“Everything happened very quickly,” said Dean Hordal. “After I thought about what I done, it’s not something I would probably do again.”
Hordal and his wife Lori were walking their schnauzer Mikah on a multi-use trail near the western Alberta forestry town of Hinton, when a streaking blur caught their eye.
“We saw a cougar,” said Hordal. “It was pretty much in full flight. We noticed the tail right away. That’s why we realized right away it was a cat.”