A 16-year-old Washington girl believes she saved her brother's life by shooting a puma just three meters away with a bow and arrow. But despite getting away safely, he returned to finish the animal and is now a wall screen.
Amaya Simpson pointed the creature behind her ear and pierced it with her weapon when she saw her lurking behind her younger brother. They were out practicing moose in the Inchelium area on the Colville Indian Reservation.
Six-year-old Cole Seymour initially thought that his teenage sister was playing when she called him to run towards her, but when he felt his serious tone and saw her draw for his gun, he took a break.
Amaya Simpson (left) believes he saved the life (right) of his brother Cole Seymour by shooting a cougar (center) with his bow and arrow on September 8
The girl from Washington, 16, had no previous experience in the hunt for cougars
Cole Seymour (left) thought his sister was joking when he told her to run towards her
"I just smiled at him for a second, I thought he was joking with me," Seymour told KHQ News about the September 8 incident.
Although initially frozen, Simpson – a member of Arrow Lakes / Sinixt, a band of the Confederate Tribes of Colville, descendants of the indigenous peoples of Canada – acted quickly despite not having previous experience in the hunting of pumas.
The cougar was about three meters from her brother and she says that she released the arrow in record time to send her flying 11 yards.
Seymour told his mother that Simpson saved his life that day while practicing moose calls near home
Simpson (left) returned to the scene to find the cougar with his father Cole (right)
"I just remember shivering, turning around and seeing only his big brown head mingling with the trees and bushes," Simpson told Tri-City Herald.
The nightmare did not end there, Simpson returned to the dangerous scene with his dogs, mother and father to kill the cougar.
Mother Francesca Seymour wrote on Facebook that she felt "grateful" after her children came home safely.
Mother Francesca Seymour (in the center) wrote on Facebook that she was grateful & # 39; after his daughter (right) and his son came home safe
Simpson (left) now has a .45-caliber Taurus Judge revolver on his hip when he's out
"It was getting dark, so we decided to go out and get back in daylight." We walked backwards when one of our small dogs began to bark, Amaya and I ran to look for him and we could not hear him, "he continued.
& # 39; Cole went down to the brush, it was getting hard to see. He did not find the dog, but he ran into the cougar and was able to leave him with his RA. Things could have been very different tonight. I am grateful that my daughter has a good level and is a good choice. My son says "Mom who saved my life!"
However, the potential attack has not scared Simpson walking in the area, now he has a .45 caliber Taurus Judge revolver on his hip.
Simpson's hunt turned into taxidermy.