North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP warning public of cougar sighting

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2021-05-07 08:17 PDT

File # 2021-6782

The North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP are warning the public of a cougar sighting.

On Thursday May 6th at approximately 9:30 P.M. a report was received of a cougar seen near the 500 block of Cedar Avenue in Duncan.

Members attended the area, made extensive patrols but it was not located and its direction of travel is unknown. This cougar did not threaten anyone, however this is populated area, and he RCMP are asking residents to be vigilant.

Cougar encounters with people are rare, but they do happen says Corporal Chris Manseau of the BC RCMP Although cougars normally avoid a confrontation, they are unpredictable. If you encounter one, stay calm, and always give a cougar an avenue of escape.

The BC Conservation Officers were contacted and are aware of the incident.

To report a conflict with wildlife that threatens public safety call 1-877-952-7277

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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