Aggressive cougar follows two men near Hoquiam

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by Associated press

NWCN.com

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 10:19 AM

HOQUIAM, Wash. -- An aggressive cougar recently followed two men near Hoquiam, forcing them to retreat to the safety of their truck.
  
Puget Sound salmon manager Steve Thiesfeld said the two were completing a habitat survey on the Little Hoquiam River when they spotted the cougar following them, with ears back and hissing.
  
The two faced the animal, waved their arms and inched toward the road for about 20 minutes.
  
Theisfeld tells KBKW the cat came within striking distance several times before they made it to the roadway, where they climbed into their truck.

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