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Jazz, a Border Collie cross, survived a cougar attack
A Penticton couple is grateful their dog is on the mend after it was attacked by a cougar outside their home this week.
Jazz, a Border Collie cross, suffered injuries ranging from puncture wounds to his head and scratches following the encounter with the large animal, Wednesday.
"It was a scary experience, and we are just glad the dog is OK," said Marylin Barnay.
According to Barnay, a vineyard owner on Upper Bench Road, her husband let Jazz out around 7:20 a.m. When she went to call him in, she saw him do an about turn and go behind the hedge.
Then, all of a sudden, he was back, with a large animal following him.
"It immediately put its mouth around our dog's head, and I could tell it was a cougar right away," she said. "I started screaming it's a cougar, and it's going to kill our dog. It was awful to see."