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NPD advise public of cougar sighting in various parts of city

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
November 5th, 2020

The Nelson Police Department would like to warn the public of a cougar that has been seen in various parts of Nelson during the last two days.

Nelson Police would like to remind the public of safety tips upon encountering a cougar:

  • Never approach a cougar
  • Immediately and forcefully show the animal that you’re a human by waving your arms and being vocal
  • Never turn your back to a cougar. Always face it while slowly backing away.
  • Never run away as it may trigger a chase response from the cougar.
  • If a cougar attacks, fight back.

Nelson Police encourage residents to monitor their children closely outdoors and to bring their pets in at night.

The BC Conservation Service has been advised of the recent cougar activity in Nelson. Further sightings should be reported by calling the RAPP line at 1-877-952-RAPP or by cellular at #7277.

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