"The cat was clamped onto his face, I reached down and got my picket knife out and stabbed teh cat in the chest and it let go at that point," says Jason Hobbs.
The boy is expected to be okay. In a FOX17 SPECIAL REPORT last week, we showed how the animal is moving eastward, and pointed out the closest proven cougar to Tennessee was killed in Georgia. Wildlife officials say we don't have any here, but some Midstaters have tracks and video they say proves otherwise. We had 2 of those pictures taken in Brentwood analyzed by world renowned cougar scientist Dr. Howard Quigley. The woman who took the picture reported seeing a long tail. As far as the paw print, Dr. Quigley says there's no way to say definitely, but it could be. We've heard form a lot of you since our report aired last week. Remember, you can always let us know on Facebook or email us with any sightings you may have had.
Wednesday, February 8 2012, 10:32 PM CST
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