Outdoor Updates: Naked Man Spotted on Hiking Trail + Mom Fights off Cougar

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Greensboro, NC woman encounters nearly naked man on hiking trail

Runners and hikers in Greensboro, NC are being warned to stay alert after a nearly naked man was spotted on a popular trail Tuesday morning. A woman running near the entrances of the Nat Green and Palmetto trails near Old Battleground Road encountered a man wearing a “black jacket and sneakers but nothing else.” The man was described as a thin, 6-foot-tall white man with brown hair and a bit of facial hair. The woman who saw the naked man called the police. Officers responded to the call and searched the area but were unable to locate the man.

Woman fights off cougar attacking her 7-year-old

A Canadian woman credits her “mom instinct” for helping her fight off a cougar that attacked her 7-year-old in their backyard last week. Chelsea Lockhart was inside doing housework when she heard her son, Zachery, fighting with something in their backyard on Vancouver Island. She ran outside to find a cougar perched on top of Zachery, the boy’s arm between its jaws. That’s when Lockhart says her mom instinct took over and she jumped on top of the animal, attempting to pry its mouth off of her son.

After wrestling with the cougar, it released its grip on the child and ran away. The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service responded, finding two juvenile male cougars about 20 yards away from the family’s home. They were reportedly hungry and looking for food. The cougars were captured and both were euthanized. The boy escaped the incident with a gash on his head and minor cuts to his arms and neck. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The City of Raleigh, NC seeks public input in their Neuse River Blueway Plan

Raleigh, NC Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has been working with stakeholder groups to plan the Neuse River Blueway, a comprehensive effort lead by the city to improve awareness of, and public access to, the Neuse River. Inspired by the great success of the Neuse River Greenway Trail, the city intends to promote the Neuse River as a “Blueway Trail.” The Blueway Plan is an important step toward a comprehensive update to the Neuse River Regional Park Master Plan, which has guided greenway development along the river for the past 20 years. The City of Raleigh is asking the public to weigh in on the plan by taking a simple survey found here: https://publicinput.com/bluewayplan.

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