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Cougar Attacks Pipeline Worker Near Grande Prairie

02/02/2015 02:05 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 02:59 EST

A pipeline worker is recovering after being attacked by a cougar near Grande Prairie, Alta. late last week.

According to Alberta Justice spokesman Dan Laville, the attack happened around 3 p.m. Friday, about 90 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.

A second man was also injured, when he helped intervene and stop the attack.

Workers on scene called 911 after the attack, and when RCMP arrived they shot a cougar nearby.

Fish and Wildlife officers will use DNA analysis to confirm the cougar shot by RCMP is the same animal responsible for the attack.

Both men sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Photos posted to the Western Canadian Pipeliners Facebook page show the area where the attack happened, with several emergency vehicles on scene.

cougar attack

Meanwhile, a Canmore man got the scare of a lifetime Friday, when he was repeatedly charged by a cougar while riding his bike, reports the Calgary Sun.

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