11-year-old girl shot and killed a cougar that was stalking her brother, saving her brother's life

An emaciated female cougar apparently was getting closer to humans in her search for food.  The cougar had already been scared off twice from the family's property, but the cougar apparently through that the third time was the charm.  From the New York Daily News:
A quick-thinking Washington state girl bravely grabbed a gun to shoot dead a cougar that was stalking her older brother. 
Shelby White, 11, said she acted instinctively after spotting the skinny predator following Tanner, 14, as he walked back to their rural home in Twisp last Thursday. 
The fearless hunter snatched her rifle, took aim at the deadly beast which was just 10 feet away, and gunned it down — saving her sibling's life. . . . 



Blogger Mike aka Proof said...

Shelby, get your gun!

3/02/2014 2:00 AM  
Blogger John A said...

All three of the children of the family, including the 9-year-old, have killed at least one of these big cats recently. When this particular one was looked later, it was very underweight and thus suspected of being ill.

Luckily where they love the parents have not been arrested for "transferring" a firearm without going through a dealer, allowing children access to firearms and ammo, etc.

3/02/2014 10:11 PM  

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