As reported in the Times Colonist article, a young cougar nabbed in James Bay is off to the wilderness.
Thank you to the conservation officer for tranquilizing the cougar and relocating it. Most cougars that wander inadvertently into urban areas are young and inexperienced.
As Conservation Officer Peter Pauwels said “Cougars, when they get into these areas, they’re scared, they’re trying to find a way out, they’re hiding for the most part, they’re coming out at night. But I don’t think this thing was ever inclined to attack somebody”.
Generally, the food source for a cougar in an urban area are small animals such as a rabbit, cat or small racoon.
We’re glad this story had a happy outcome.