The Conservation Officer Service had the unfortunate task of pulling the trigger to destroy a bear and cubs in Rosen Lake last week. Everyone in that area with garbage, fruit trees, and other attractants or approaching this bear family contributed to their death. Human food and exposure to people eventually resulted in the bears posing a threat to human safety. Relocation is not a solution and seldom works with bears; they often return to their original home territory or become “problem” animals in other communities.
A family was out on a trail with their dog by the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park in Sparwood when their dog was attacked by a cougar last Thursday night. No one was injured. The Conservation Officer Service (COS) investigated and was unable to locate the cougar.
Please report all cougar sightings to the COS on 1-877-952-7277.