Global News has confirmed with Alberta Justice that a pipeline worker was attacked by a cougar near Grande Prairie Friday afternoon.
The attack happened about 90 kilometres south of the city, around 3 p.m.
The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening, and a cougar was shot dead by RCMP.
Fish and Wildlife are now working to confirm the cougar is the same one that attacked the worker.
Photo posted to Western Canadian Pipeliners Facebook page by Dave Anctil