Cougar stalks woman and dog on Canoe’s Park Hill trail system

Hikers warned to take precautions following sighting.

Hikers are warned to take precaution on the Park Hill trail system after a woman and her dog were stalked by a cougar on the morning of Thursday

Hikers are warned to take precaution on the Park Hill trail system after a woman and her dog were stalked by a cougar on the morning of Thursday

North Canoe trail users are asked to take caution after a woman and her dog were stalked by a cougar on the Park Hill trail system.

The Shuswap Trail Alliance put out the warning on Thursday, Sept. 8, after a woman had been using the trails that morning. She reported the cougar was following her on a ledge above her while she was walking on the west site.

“Cougars cover a lot of ground in a day so keep alert on the trails,” says a Shuswap Trail Alliance release.

Bear spray is recommended when recreating in bear and cougar habitat.