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Cougar reported in Seabird Island area

Sightings of the big cat are rare, and attacks even more so

In a rare sighting, a cougar was spotted in the Seabird Island community on Wednesday, September 23.

Seabird Island officials stated a local bus driver spotted the big cat on Chowat Road before a resident’s dogs chased it away.

According to WildSafeBC, cougars account for 2,5000 calls to the Conservation Officer Service reporting line every year. Interestingly, WildSafeBC states that reported cougar sightings could turn out to be different animals altogether.

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Cougar attacks are very rare. Should you encounter a cougar, stay calm, never run and pick up small children and pets immediately.

Wildlife sighting can be reported to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

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