Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cougar in Townsite




Please note that a cougar has been sighted hunting deer fawns in the community several times over the last few nights (between 8:30 pm and 5:00 am).

While the cougar has not yet been aggressive, it is not showing sufficient wariness around people.


For Further Information:
David Argument
Protection Operations Coordinator
403-859-5157


-It was a few years ago a cougar grabbed a few dear in the townsite. It made one kill behind the Crandell Lodge. That was taken away, so it made another....

I always hate going to the backyard at night. Too many deer hang out there, in too many trees. If i was a cougar I know where I would go for an easy meal.

1 Comments:

At 6/24/2009 01:41:00 PM , Blogger sigob said...

Parks Canada regrets to say that, in order to protect public safety, we
have put down a cougar that was frequenting the town over several nights.

Public Safety staff assessed that the cougar’s lack of wariness and
continued presence in a high use area of the park posed a significant risk
to visitors and community members, and made the decision to put down the
animal.

 

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