Mother Fights off Cougar to Save Son

September 8, 2009 10:46:08 PM PDT
A quick thinking mother helped save her son from a cougar attack.The family of four went for a day hike in Washington State when Dawn Impey says she heard her five-year old son, Simon ... scream.

Impey said, "I was shrieking like I never shrieked before, I thought if I don't get in here-we are going to lose him."

Dawn sprang into action, grabbing her water bottle and beating the cougar. After about 15-blows, the animal backed off.

Simon was treated with stitches, but he's going to be fine.

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