been numerous cougar sightings in my town. Unfortunately a toddler was attacked (luckily
he is okay) by a cougar as his family were leaving the beach. At least two cougars have been
spotted in the town i live in. One happened to be in my sister-in-laws neighbourhood. Granted
she lives in a very rural area. Yesterday a man was on a local trail in the city when one walked
by him . At first he thought it was a large dog then realised it was a cougar. He immediately contacted the conservation officer. I am so terrified of running into one. Especially since i have a dog with me.
The sightings have been in the local paper warning people and also give advice on what to do if
confronted by one. We have so many deer now in our neighbourhoods. The herds of deer
are just unbelievable here. It is so common to be driving down the road and see them all over
peoples lawns and sidewalks. They are heavily protected here. The bad side to so many deer
as one biologist who was interviewed said... They are bringing the cougars into the community because this is what they hunt. Did you know if my dog is caught chasing a deer
in my neighbourhood i am liable for over a $320 fine?? Crazy .
We are now taking our walks through our seaside village. I wanted to share with you
the new seawalk the town has built. This is the first phase and phase two will take it to the
beach. A wonderful walk with beautiful views of Salt Spring Island.
Pilot and Shep are enjoying the views...
In the distance the large boat is the BC Ferry which will take you to Salt Spring Island...