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Cougar spotted by resident in Taghum Thursday

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 17th, 2017

A local resident reported to The Nelson Daily that there has been a cougar sighting in the Taghum region west of Nelson Thursday.

The sighting was said to have happened during the morning hours.

The resident tells The Nelson Daily a cougar was spotted siting on Highway 3A this morning in Taghum.

The cougar is said to have been in possession of road kill.

In July 2016, a resident of Taghum witnessed seeing a cougar heading into the forest during a morning walk near the family home.

Taghum is located approximately 10 kilometers west of Nelson on Highway 3A.

Some tips for meeting up with a cougar are:

  • Never approach a cougar. Although cougars will normally avoid a confrontation, all cougars are unpredictable. Cougars feeding on a kill may be dangerous.
  • Always give a cougar an avenue of escape.
  • Stay calm. Talk to the cougar in a confident voice.
  • Pick all children up off the ground immediately. Children frighten easily and their rapid movements may provoke an attack.
  • Do not run. Try to back away from the cougar slowly. Sudden movement or flight may trigger an instinctive attack.
  • Do not turn your back on the cougar. Face the cougar and remain upright.
  • Do all you can to enlarge your image. Don’t crouch down or try to hide. Pick up sticks or branches and wave them about.

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