Cougar Alert Sounded After Big-Cat Sighting in Garibaldi Highlands

The District of Squamish, Conservation Officer Service and WildSafeBC would like to alert residents living in the Garibaldi Highlands area of Squamish that two cougar sightings were reported during the morning hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. October 2, 2017.

The cougar was spotted on Montrose Way and also on Jura Crescent heading towards Perth Drive.

The cougar has not shown any aggressive behaviour however it is recommended that residents keep pets indoors and keep children supervised. A photograph taken from a resident indicates this is an adult cougar. Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School staff have been informed.

Ensure that your family knows what to do if you encounter a cougar. Make sure you stay calm and never run or turn your back. Make yourself look big and reinforce that you are human and not an easy target. Back out of the area and seek shelter.

For more information on cougar safety and how to reduce conflicts visit wildsafebc.com/cougar 

Report any other sightings to the Conservation Officer 24 hour hotline
1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on your cell phone

 

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