Cougar Sighting Alert: Cougars in North Vancouver Spotted near Lynn Valley Mosquito Creek Trail
Local residents have reported cougar sightings in Lynn Valley and Mosquito Creek trail, say Conservation Officer Service.
Last Thursday, a resident reported a cougar sighting on McNair Drive in Lynn Valley.
Another cougar was seen by a resident on Mosquito Creek Trail, said Simon Gravel, a sergeant with the BC Conservation Officer Service.
“Cougar is a common sighting in the area, and a good reminder that we are surrounded by bears, cougars, wolves, and coyotes,” Gravel said.
He said there was another cougar reported in North Vancouver, but the resident called later confirmed that they may have seen a bob cat.
Gravels said people who explore local trails must be aware of their surroundings, should not travel alone, not wear head phones and most importantly, must keep dogs on leash.
“We need to be aware of our surrounding, and not travel alone and always carry a bear spray with you. Surprising a bear or cougar can potentially cause a hazardous situation,” he said.
He also added that cougars in North Vancouver are mostly nocturnal animals, but their sighting is a good reminder that they cohabit with us in Lynn Valley and other areas of North Vancouver.