Chilliwack /Seabird Island/Mission – JULY 11 UPDATE – FVRD and Conservation Officers have confirmed several reports of cougar sightings in the Promontory area of Chilliwack, Seabird Island near Agassiz, and Cascade Falls near Mission. Visit www.fvrd.ca for more info. Please continue to report cougar sightings to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.
ORIGINAL STORY – Seabird Island posted to social media that they have received reports of possible cougar sightings. Report cougar sightings to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.
– Cougar spotted on Sth’i:tsem Drive
– Bobcat spotted on Alexis Drive
Residents are asked to take extra precautions while they confirm these details with Conservation officers.
– Avoid the trails and shortcuts .
– Only go outdoors in groups of 2 or more.
In Chilliwack, WildSafeBC posted that there have been several reports of a cougar in the Promontory area of Chilliwack. The Conservation Officer Service is monitoring the situation. Again, report cougar sightings to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.
Pets should be kept indoors and children should be monitored while playing outside. Avoid walking alone at dusk and dawn when cougars are most active. While cougar attacks are rare, pets and small children are most at risk. Cougar attacks often involve young cougars learning to hunt or older cougars that are less efficient at catching their primary prey.
For more information on cougar safety and reducing conflicts, refer to the WildSafeBC website https://wildsafebc.com/cougar/. Bear spray can also be used as a deterrent and information on the safe use and transport can be found at: https://wildsafebc.com/bear-spray/