Cougar sighting reported on Mt Fernie Provincial Park trails

Wednesday October 21.  A cougar was seen by a trail runner last night at about 6 pm by the intersection of Old Goat and Happy Gilmar trails in Mt Fernie Provincial Park.  The runner was alerted by his dog barking, the cougar was up in a tree and growled.  The runner turned around with his dogs and left the area.

A cougar was reported attacking an off leash dog last week by the power line at the top of Stove Trail.

If you encounter a Cougar

  • STAY CALM, DO NOT RUN, MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT
  • Pick up small children and small pets
  • Let the Cougar know you are human-NOT prey
  • Make yourself as large and as mean as possible
  • Use your voice in a loud and assertive manner
  • Back away slowly. Never turn your back on wildlife
  • If the Cougar attacks, fight back with everything that you’ve got, it is a predatory attack

Never Approach or Feed Wildlife

Report human/wildlife conflict to 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on cell.cougar by meg Toom

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