Wildlife Corner – July 30

Wildlife Corner provides updates on wildlife around the area. To report human/wildlife conflict call 1-877-7277 or text #7277 on cell.

  • Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Fernie

Cougars reported following hikers and approaching mountain bikers on Fairy Creek and Swine Flu trails.  The trail has been closed until further notice.  Bear sightings reported and a moose bluff charged an off leash dog on Lazy Lizard, cougar sightings reported on the interpretive trail in Mt Fernie Provincial Park.

If you encounter a Cougar

  • STAY CALM, DO NOT RUN, MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT
  • Pick up small children and small pets
  • Let the Cougar know you are human-NOT prey
  • Make yourself as large and as mean as possible
  • Use your voice in a loud and assertive manner
  • Back away slowly. Never turn your back on wildlife
  • If the Cougar attacks, fight back with everything that you’ve got, it is a predatory attack

 

Sparwood

A grizzly bear was reported attacking chickens from a chicken coop.

Rosen Lake

Bear sightings reported by Rosen Lake

Never Approach or Feed Wildlife

Report human/wildlife conflict to 1-877-952-7277(RAPP) or #7277 on cell.

For more information on preventing human/wildlife conflict visit www.wildsafebc.com

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