–Debbie Read, Wild Wise Sooke
Be aware, an ear-tagged cougar has moved further in towards Sooke, and now is reported near Whiffin Spit.
Local conservation officers attended but did not find the cougar.
Please note: The cougar was not aggressive but showed absolutely no fear of humans. It came up on decks in residential areas, then casually walked away when yelled at it through a window. The cougar could be looking for house cats.
All residents of this area should definitely be aware that this cougar is out there, and they should take appropriate precautions with regards to their pets and children.
I expect it will be seen again soon, as it does not avoid people at all and is active during daylight hours.
If you see this “Tagged” Cougar Please Call 24-hour hotline, 1-877-952-7277
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