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Cougar feasts on prey in B.C. backyard

When a Vancouver Island homeowner looked into her backyard this week, she saw some wildlife she had never seen there before – a cougar eating a freshly killed deer.

WARNING: This story contains graphic wildlife images

Living in a rural area just south of Nanaimo, B.C., Mandy Weisbrod is used to seeing wild bears in her backyard, but what she saw there this week sent her running for her camera.

"I looked out the window and went what is that, that can't be what it is," Weisbrod said.

What she saw was a cougar feeding on a deer it apparently had just killed.

The CBC’s Deborah Goble reports.