This cougar alert was posted in a wooded area of River’s Edge on Anglers Boulevard on April 10, 2021. (Rob Lachlan)

This cougar alert was posted in a wooded area of River’s Edge on Anglers Boulevard on April 10, 2021. (Rob Lachlan)

Cougar sighting in Chilliwack prompts warning notices in residential area

Cougar was spotted on Vedder Rotary Trail and near River’s Edge

Conservation officers are asking the public to keep their eyes peeled for a cougar after one was spotted close to a residential area near the Vedder River Saturday morning.

On April 10, around 10:50 a.m., the cat was seen on the Vedder Rotary Trail near the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre, according to one resident of the River’s Edge community.

A conservation officer who was posting warning notices in a wooded area on Anglers Boulevard stated the cougar was also seen around noon just north of the trail near a residential area, but by 1 p.m. it was “long gone,” said another resident.

The small forested area is a popular spot where kids often ride their bikes and play.

This cougar alert was posted in a wooded area of River’s Edge on Anglers Boulevard on April 10, 2021. (Rob Lachlan)

This cougar alert was posted in a wooded area of River’s Edge on Anglers Boulevard on April 10, 2021. (Rob Lachlan)

People are advised not to leave children and pets unsupervised in the area.

If a cougar approaches, people should appear large and raise their arms. If a cougar attacks, fight back.

Anyone who spots the cougar in the area is asked to call the 24-hour RAPP line (report all poachers and polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

For more info, go to RAPP.bc.ca.

This cougar alert was posted in a wooded area of River’s Edge on Anglers Boulevard on April 10, 2021. (Rob Lachlan)

This cougar alert was posted in a wooded area of River’s Edge on Anglers Boulevard on April 10, 2021. (Rob Lachlan)


 

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