Cougar spotted near Okanagan Avenue

A Salmon Arm resident is warning people walking in the area of Okanagan Avenue and 20th Street NE of two recent cougar sightings.

A cougar has been sighted in the area of Okanagan Avenue and 20th Street.

A Salmon Arm resident is warning people walking in the area of Okanagan Avenue and 20th Street NE of two recent cougar sightings.

Kelsie Black lives near that area and has had the large animal in her yard this week. Her mother has also seen the animal while she was walking on the Turner Creek Trail.

The animal was not aggressive when seen.

There was also a report of the cougar in a wooded area between 11th Street and 17th Street SE.

“I’m just concerned because there are a lot of people with children and pets that walk in this area, and it could be getting to a time when that cougar is hungry.”

Black contacted the BC Conservation Service and the RCMP, but was told there was little they could do, as the animal had likely moved on.

“I’d just like people to be aware, so they can take precautions,” Black said.


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