Stop me if you have fallen victim to Yahoo click bait headlines. I saw this. I couldn’t be bothered to hit the link. I have no idea what attacked the child. Given the creative use of language, either perpetrator is possible.

Cougar Attacks 8-Year-Old Camper In Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Sign

Was it a big cat such as a mountain lion? Sometimes the big cat is referred to as a cougar, puma, panther or catamount. Of all the possibilities only one term, cougar has a dual meaning.


On the other hand, the cougar could have been …


The article did not provide any further description on which to base a judgement. In either case mountain lion or cougar each has been known to stalk the young.