Conservation Officers are warning the public in Kelowna after a cougar lunged at a man walking his dog at a popular park in the community last night.
The man was walking his leashed, large-breed dog at Mission Creek Regional Park around 6:30 pm when he noticed a cougar following them. The cougar attempted to attack the dog but was scared off by the man. No one was injured.
Conservation Officers have spoken with regional district parks staff regarding this incident and are closely monitoring the situation. Signage has been placed at the park.
While roaming pets are prey for cougars, aggressive behaviour towards a leashed dog is uncommon and concerning. The public is asked to report any aggressive cougar behaviour to the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1-877-952-7277.