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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)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>>

  • Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:43:50 GMT

    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon.

    >>

    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon. 

    >>
  • Terminally ill Rathdrum baby gets gift of comfort from local business

    Terminally ill Rathdrum baby gets gift of comfort from local business

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:54:33 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A family said their main priority right now is keeping their sick baby comfortable. They were recently told by doctor's their 19month-old daughter isn't expected to live much longer. They said one of the only things that eases her pain is a specialty chair that insurance won't cover. That's when friends said, "Help Me Hayley."

    >>

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A family said their main priority right now is keeping their sick baby comfortable. They were recently told by doctor's their 19month-old daughter isn't expected to live much longer. They said one of the only things that eases her pain is a specialty chair that insurance won't cover. That's when friends said, "Help Me Hayley."

    >>
  • Infant found at Seattle encampment in protective custody

    Infant found at Seattle encampment in protective custody

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:26:38 GMT

    A 5-month-old infant found at a Seattle homeless encampment is in protective custody as police investigate child neglect. Seattle Police said Thursday on its blog that the child was removed in late May from an unsanctioned homeless encampment where people were reportedly using methamphetamine.    

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - A 5-month-old infant found at a Seattle homeless encampment is in protective custody as police investigate child neglect. Seattle Police said Thursday on its blog that the child was removed in late May from an unsanctioned homeless encampment where people were reportedly using methamphetamine.    

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

  • Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:31:20 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

    >>

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

    >>
  • Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

    Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:14:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States.    In an executive order Friday, the president extended for one year the so-called "national emergency" with respect to the authoritarian, nuclear-armed nation, authorizing economic restrictions against it.

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States.    In an executive order Friday, the president extended for one year the so-called "national emergency" with respect to the authoritarian, nuclear-armed nation, authorizing economic restrictions against it.

    >>
  • No charges for teens who taunted drowning disabled man

    No charges for teens who taunted drowning disabled man

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:06:56 GMT

    COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Florida prosecutors say they aren't charging a group of teens who taunted a drowning disabled man and recorded his death.    State Attorney Phil Archer released a statement Friday announcing his office's decision not to criminally charge four juveniles and one adult for failing to help 31-year-old Jamel Dunn at a Cocoa retention pond last July.

    >>

    COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Florida prosecutors say they aren't charging a group of teens who taunted a drowning disabled man and recorded his death.    State Attorney Phil Archer released a statement Friday announcing his office's decision not to criminally charge four juveniles and one adult for failing to help 31-year-old Jamel Dunn at a Cocoa retention pond last July.

    >>