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Nelson Police advise of cougar complaints in Rosemont area

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

Nelson Police said in a media release that Friday, December 4, 2020 at approximately 7:12 am, the department received a complaint of three cougars (possibly one adult and two juveniles) being sighted in the Rosemont area.

Police circulated the area and notified BC Conservation of the incident.

Some safety tips if you encounter a cougar:

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

Poice said residents are encouraged to monitor children closely outdoors and to bring pets in at night.

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

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