WEST Vancouver police are reminding the public of how to interact with a cougar after one was sighted near the district last week.
Several residents reported seeing a cougar near Chief Joe Mathias Centre around 9: 30 p.m. on Sept. 20. B.C. Conservation Service officers and Squamish Nation Peace Keepers were both notified.
- Do not approach a cougar, especially a kitten because its mother may be nearby.
- Protect children. - Keep eye contact and back away slowly without running - running may trigger a cougar's pursuit instinct.
- Act aggressively by looking large, waving your arms, shouting and throwing stones or branches.
Cougar sightings should be reported to the West Vancouver police at 604-925-7300.