Cougar warnings are issued by SPN so that humans know to keep their snack-sized pets and young toddlers close by when venturing into the woods. We also issue these warnings to remind the humans that we live in their lands and it is our obligation and responsibility to ensure wildlife is not attracted in to our living spaces.
CRD Cougar Sighting Warning
On August 28, 2017, the CRD issued a warning of a cougar sighting at East Sooke Regional Park near Anderson Cove.
The cougar was not displaying aggressive behaviour.
Please do report threatening or unusual behaviour to BC Conservation Officer Service 1-877-952-7277.
There was also a cougar sighting in Sooke last week, on the farm at Church and Wadams. The Conservation Officer that was contacted by Wild Wise Sooke indicated that this was not unusual, as cougars do traverse these lands. The cougar was not displaying any threatening behaviour and as such was not a safety concern.
The following articles are re-issued as a reminder that we live in cougar country, and include information on cougar safety and how to keep your premises unattractive to cougars (and bears).
Co-habitation with wildlife is our humanly responsibility.
- Five cougar sightings near Royal Roads, April 24 & 25 2019
- Sooke cougar spotting prompts Wild Wise reminder
- CRD issues Cougar Sighting Warning for East Sooke Park near Anderson Cove
- Matheson Lake Cougar caught on video in East Sooke, April 2017
- A close encounter of the cougar kind
- Cougar safety tips from Ladysmith and Take5NewsTV
- Destroyed cougar attempted to enter a home, met human confrontation with aggression
- Cougar destroyed on Grant Rd
- Cougar Season (animal variety)
- Cougar alert for Whiffin Spit and area
- Cougar spotted by Sooke Chevron
- Cougar sightings trigger these tips from Wild Wise Sooke
- Cougar video, Sheringham Point Rd
- More cougar cautions for Sooke Potholes hiking area
- The Wild Wise Sooke website is your local wildlife information resource
- Cougar sightings in Sooke, a second take
- Cougar sightings in Sooke