Cougar sighting on Swine Flu Trail in Fernie and grizzly bear seen by the marina at Lake Kookanoosa

Tuesday June 18th. A cougar was seen on the power line by the Swine Flu bike trail at noon today.

Cougar Safety Tips

If you see a cougar that is watching you, maintain eye contact with the cougar and speak to it in a loud firm voice. Reinforce the fact that you are a human and not an easy target. Back out of the area and seek assistance or shelter.
Attacks by cougars are rare but can be fatal. In all cases you must fight back as cougar attacks are always predatory and the cougar sees you as a meal. Use rocks, sticks or whatever you have at hand to protect yourself. Use bear spray if you have it.

A grizzly bear was seen by the bridge at the Kookanusa Marina last night.

For more information on wildlife safety visit www.wildsafe.bc.ca