Police warn residents of cougar in Warfield
Police are warning people in Warfield to be careful and keep their pets inside, since a cougar has been seen in the area, according to Cpl. Darryl Orr.
“The Trail and Greater District RCMP are advising the public that a cougar has been observed roaming on Montcalm Road in Warfield on two occasions,” Orr said, adding cougars can be agressive and are predatory in nature.
“At this time of year, a cougar in this area is probably pretty hungry,” he said. “We made lots of patrols in the area, but all we found was a large orange tabby cat close to the scene.”
He said he wouldn’t be surprised if the cougar saw them, though, as they are very adept hunters and capable of startling camouflage.
“Residents are urged to use caution if this animal is encountered,” he said. “Any sightings should be reported to the Conservation Service immediately.”