Written by Matt
So, here’s your heartwarming story of the day: a golden retriever named Angel saved an 11-year-old boy from a mountain lion in Canada. Austin Forman was gathering firewood in his back yard this weekend when the cougar attacked.
“She intercepted the cougar,” [Sherri] Forman said. “Austin came into the house very upset, and I had to get him to
calm down so I could understand what he was saying. Finally he said ‘there’s a cougar eating Angel.’”
Angel and the cougar fought under the
family’s deck, while Austin’s mother called 911 for help. A constable was in the area and able to make it to their home and kill the cougar quickly. Forman said when her nephew pulled the cougar’s body off Angel, who at first appeared fatally injured, the dog sucked in a “big breath of air and then got up.” Ever the protector, Angel “walked to
Austin, sniffed him to make sure he was alright, then sat down.” Despite receiving a few deep bites and scratches Angel’s prognosis is good. [CNN]
I admit, my lip might have quivered a little bit when I found out Angel was gonna be okay. I also appreciate that for once “cougar” actually means “cougar” and not “aging single woman dating younger men.” Because you don’t want them going after 11-year-olds.