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[pct-l] More Cougar Attacks in the North

 An Orting boy was attacked yesterday by a cougar in Orting, a small town 
west of the PCT Crest. Cougar  and Bear hunting was voted out by roughly five 
years ago with dogs. Since then ,we have an explosion in cougar attacks with 
more in the last 10 years than in the 90 years before. Pets are now 
disappearing at an alarming rate in suburb towns near the Cascades. Three 
years ago a small girl was attacked near the PCT south of White pass. If you 
take your small children hiking here, stay close. While your chance of being 
struck by lightning is still higher, sighting and encounters are becoming 
common place. For more info , call the Washington Game Department. 
(360-902-2207) Web. Site:http://www.wa.gov/wdfw
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