North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP warning public of cougar sighting
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
Cpl. Chris ManseauDivision Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
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