Deputies: Cougar attacked, killed dog at beach in Mason County

Deputies: Cougar attacked, killed dog at beach in Mason County

HOODSPORT, Wash. — A cougar attacked and killed a dog Monday at a beach in Mason County, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Wildlife officers and deputies responded to a report of a cougar attack at a beach north of Hoodsport, Wash. Hoosport is located along the Hood Canal, at the intersection of U.S. Route 101 and State Route 119.

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The dog's owner was walking it on the beach when the cougar attacked and killed the dog, deputies said.

Wildlife officers had to "dispatch" the cougar, deputies said.

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