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Cougar or not: Officials uncertain what led to local horse's wounds


John McCallum

Rande Lindner examines the ground near where a local woman believes a cougar attacked her horse.

One thing is for sure. Somehow al-Jasiim got scratched up pretty well.

For the Egyptian-Arabian’s owner Jennifer, who asked her last name be withheld because of family issues, what scratched her eight-year-old horse was a cougar.

Jennifer said her daughter was the one to raise the alarm when she came home from school and went outside to feed al-Jasiim an apple. Instead of finding the animal inside the fence, it was standing outside about 400-500 feet from the house, afraid and upon examination, heavily slashed.

Jennifer thinks sometime during the night of Sept. 12, her horse managed to st...

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