The pictures are sufficient to make most individuals’s blood run chilly: a close-up shot of a cougar with a kill, lounging within the yard of residence on Vancouver Island.

Marnie Robinson, who lives outdoors Port Alberni, B.C., had simply returned residence from dropping her kids off at college when she heard a noise in her yard.

“I heard what seemed like a cat struggle so I ran as much as my door,” she stated. She opened her door earlier than closing it rapidly to forestall her canine from bolting outdoors.

When she seemed out of a window, she solely noticed a deer at first, mendacity on its again, legs flailing within the air, about 12 metres away.

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Then she noticed the cougar.

“It was so calm and nonetheless, it had its mouth on the deer’s neck and was wagging its tail,” Robinson advised Gregor Craigie, host of CBC’s On The Island.

“That was terrifying, I did not know what to do.”

The cougar was in Marnie Robinson’s backyard, about 12 metres away from her home. (Marnie Robinson)

‘It is actually eerie’

Robinson grabbed her digicam and began snapping pictures.

“As soon as it noticed me, it simply stared me down,” she stated.

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“It would not take its eyes off of me. We had this stare-down for some time, which was terrifying.”

Robinson’s video of the cougar dragging the deer away went viral on social media:

Robinson lives in a rural space surrounded by forest, about 10 minutes drive from Port Alberni. There are various deer, she stated, however she’s by no means encountered a cougar earlier than.

“I’ve all the time been conscious that there are cougars round however now I am most likely slightly extra nervous as a result of it is simply made it a lot extra actual,” she stated.

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Since then, she’s been taking further precautions like assembly her kids on the faculty bus drop-off to stroll with them again to the home.

“It is actually eerie … figuring out that they’re on the market and we won’t see them,” she stated.

The pictures are sufficient to make most individuals’s blood run chilly: a detailed up shot of a cougar with a kill, lounging within the yard of residence on Vancouver Island. 5:24

With recordsdata from On The Island

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