08/16/2012 11:36 EDT | Updated 08/17/2012 02:05 EDT

Cougar Attack At Sproat Lake BC Injures Boy

A cougar attack on Vancouver Island left a seven-year-old boy with cuts to his head and shoulder.

The mauling happened on Sproat Lake, west of Port Alberni, on Wednesday morning, according to CTV.

The boy, who was camping with his family on the lake’s east end suffered “significant injuries,” Port Alberni RCMP Cst. Tracey Corner told News 1130. The boy is expected to make a full recovery, reports CTV.

Conservation officers shot and killed the animal on Thursday, said News 1130.

Last summer, an 18-month-old boy was left with puncture wounds in the back of his head after a cougar encounter in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve east of Ucluelet.

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