UPDATE: Child suffered minor injuries in cougar attack at a city park in Leavenworth
UPDATE (2 p.m. Sunday) – The boy is “doing fine”, according to state Department of Fish and Wildlife Capt. Mike Jewell.
The boy suffered minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to a local hospital for treatment, Jewell said.
Wildlife biologists ran preliminary tests on the cougar Sunday morning, and found nothing to indicate it was unhealthy. The department plans to conduct further testing on the cougar.
UPDATE (1:30 a.m. Sunday) – “The cougar involved in the attack at the Enchantment Park in Leavenworth has [been] euthanized,” Trooper John Bryant tweeted early Sunday, citing a report from Trooper Jeremy Weber.
ORIGINAL STORY – A young child escaped serious injury Saturday night in Leavenworth when a cougar tried to attack, according to Washington State Patrol.
Trooper Jeremy Weber reported the incident happened at Enchantment Park around dusk.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and local agencies were working to track the big cat late Saturday night, WSP Trooper John Bryant reported.
Bryant tweeted a photo of the animal (above). Another photo posted by WSP shows troopers gathering at Enchantment Park Playground.
The cougar was still at large early Sunday morning.
This is a developing story.
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