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A boy from Boston Bar in Canada, whose golden retriever saved him from a charging cougar, says he wouldn't be alive if his dog hadn't stepped in. Austin Forman, 11, was gathering firewood in his backyard when his dog, Angel, ran toward Austin and jumped over a lawn mower -- right into the path of a charging cougar. "I knew at that moment that I would have to go get help, otherwise [Angel] wouldn't have any hope," Austin said. As Angel fought the cougar, Austin ran inside, where his mother called 911. When the RCMP arrived on scene minutes later, they found the cougar under the back porch of the house, chewing on Angel's neck. An officer shot the cougar. Austin   "I feel very, very lucky. If it wasn't for my dog, I don't think I would be here." Angel suffered some puncture wounds on her head, neck and one of her hind legs. Austin was not hurt. <br />
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Picture  5 January  2010: Universal News and Sport (Scotland)<br />
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A boy from Boston Bar in Canada, whose golden retriever saved him from a charging cougar, says he wouldn't be alive if his dog hadn't stepped in. Austin Forman, 11, was gathering firewood in his backyard when his dog, Angel, ran toward Austin and jumped over a lawn mower -- right into the path of a charging cougar. "I knew at that moment that I would have to go get help, otherwise [Angel] wouldn't have any hope," Austin said. As Angel fought the cougar, Austin ran inside, where his...
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  • dog
  • retriever
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police