Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

Posted: Updated:
file photo file photo
NORTH BEND, Wash. -

The Latest on a cougar attack that killed one mountain biker and wounded another outside Seattle (all times local):
  
4:10 p.m.
  
Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated.
  
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.
  
Myers also identified the victims of the attack. Thirty-one-year-old Isaac Sederbaum of Seattle remained in satisfactory condition at a hospital after being bitten on the head. Killed was 32-year-old S.J. Brooks, also of Seattle.
  
___
  
12:30 p.m.

A mountain biker who survived a cougar attack that killed his friend east of Seattle is still hospitalized.
  
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said the 31-year-old man was in satisfactory condition Sunday.
  
He and a 32-year-old man were riding on a trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills on Saturday when the mountain lion began following them.
  
Authorities said they did everything right, getting off their bikes, making noise and trying to scare the animal off. One even smacked it with his bike after it charged.
  
The cougar ran off, but it returned and attacked when the men got back on their bikes. State wildlife agents used dogs to track the cougar and found it in a tree. They shot and killed it.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Pennsylvania man dies in crash at Trent and Barker in Spokane Valley

    Pennsylvania man dies in crash at Trent and Barker in Spokane Valley

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 3:12 AM EDT2018-10-17 07:12:28 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports one man has died and a woman is in the hospital after a crash at Trent and Barker in Spokane Valley Tuesday night. Investigators say 26-year-old John L. Scott of Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  was headed westbound on SR 290 east of Flora in a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup when he crossed the center line into the oncoming lanes of traffic.

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports one man has died and a woman is in the hospital after a crash at Trent and Barker in Spokane Valley Tuesday night. Investigators say 26-year-old John L. Scott of Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  was headed westbound on SR 290 east of Flora in a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup when he crossed the center line into the oncoming lanes of traffic.

    >>
  • 20-year-old man killed in crash near Rathdrum

    20-year-old man killed in crash near Rathdrum

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-10-17 00:49:00 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho -  Idaho State Police have identified the man killed in a crash near Rathdrum Tuesday. Troopers responded to Chase Road, west of Rathdrum, around 1:15 p.m. Investigators say 20-year-old Brady Robert McPhail of Osburn, Idaho, was traveling eastbound in a white 2010 Buick Lucerne when he went into the westbound lane of traffic.

    >>

    RATHDRUM, Idaho -  Idaho State Police have identified the man killed in a crash near Rathdrum Tuesday. Troopers responded to Chase Road, west of Rathdrum, around 1:15 p.m. Investigators say 20-year-old Brady Robert McPhail of Osburn, Idaho, was traveling eastbound in a white 2010 Buick Lucerne when he went into the westbound lane of traffic.

    >>
  • Alleged drug dealer arrested after standoff

    Alleged drug dealer arrested after standoff

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-10-17 06:39:36 GMT

    A man was arrested on two warrants, including a felony charge for allegedly dealing drugs, on Tuesday. John C. Buchanan was arrested after a brief standoff with SPD's Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT). Police said he refused to come out of his home on Broad Avenue and North Haven Street. Police said Buchanan attempted to flee through a window, but shortly ran back into his building. Buchanan faces two charges: a felony charge for possession of narcotics with intent to dis...

    >>

    A man was arrested on two warrants, including a felony charge for allegedly dealing drugs, on Tuesday. John C. Buchanan was arrested after a brief standoff with SPD's Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT). Police said he refused to come out of his home on Broad Avenue and North Haven Street. Police said Buchanan attempted to flee through a window, but shortly ran back into his building. Buchanan faces two charges: a felony charge for possession of narcotics with intent to dis...

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring after 50 years

    Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring after 50 years

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-10-17 14:40:20 GMT
    The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.    Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch.    Spinney says "I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?"    Spinney says the physical requir...>>
    The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.    Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch.    Spinney says "I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?"    Spinney says the physical requir...>>
  • Family offers cash reward after giant nose theft

    Family offers cash reward after giant nose theft

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-10-17 14:35:47 GMT

    An Oregon family is offering a reward for anyone who knows the whereabouts of the family nose. The Albert family of Portland recently rescued the two-foot-tall 50-pound plastic nose from a trash pile. They put the nose on their porch where it sat until last weekend, when someone made off with the giant sniffer. The Albert kids pooled their money and posted signs offering a $6.27 Reward. 

    >>

    An Oregon family is offering a reward for anyone who knows the whereabouts of the family nose. The Albert family of Portland recently rescued the two-foot-tall 50-pound plastic nose from a trash pile. They put the nose on their porch where it sat until last weekend, when someone made off with the giant sniffer. The Albert kids pooled their money and posted signs offering a $6.27 Reward. 

    >>
  • Wendy's worker who put 'Chubby' on customer receipt fired

    Wendy's worker who put 'Chubby' on customer receipt fired

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-10-17 14:22:25 GMT

    A franchise owner of a North Carolina Wendy's says an employee who called a customer "Chubby" on an order has been fired. News outlets report the Carolina Restaurant Group issued a statement Tuesday that says they apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and terminated the employee, whose identity hasn't been released. Shue says he went to the Gastonia restaurant this month and ordered two sandwiches, providing the cashier with his name "clear as day."    

    >>

    A franchise owner of a North Carolina Wendy's says an employee who called a customer "Chubby" on an order has been fired. News outlets report the Carolina Restaurant Group issued a statement Tuesday that says they apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and terminated the employee, whose identity hasn't been released. Shue says he went to the Gastonia restaurant this month and ordered two sandwiches, providing the cashier with his name "clear as day."    

    >>