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Cougar attack: Dog mauled in Colorado

Updated: September 4, 2007, 5:41 PM ET
By Heath Urie | Scripps Howard News Service

BOULDER, Colo. — Pete Sheinbaum says that if he hadn't walked out to his back yard at the exact time he did, Sam, his family's 7-year-old yellow Lab, probably would have been killed by the mountain lion that pounced on it.

The cougar attacked the dog Wednesday night at Sheinbaum's home in Boulder.

Sheinbaum, 37, said Sam doesn't usually bark, so when his longtime companion howled for several minutes, he went outside to investigate.

"I walked out the ...

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