From British Columbia's Prince George Citizen:
A mother watched as a cougar leapt onto her young son's back, on a hiking trail near Quesnel Saturday afternoon, and in a flash she stepped in to fight back. . . .
The boy sustained minor scratches that required a few stitches. Krause said the wounds were not severe and were confined to his right cheek and ear, and a little on his back. His motherwas uninjured.