Lakeshore Drive residents wake to cougar sighting
By Steve Arstad
A young cougar paid a visit to Penticton's lakeshore park near the Peach Concession this morning.
Image Credit: photo contributed by Brian Yastrenski
May 27, 2015 - 7:30 PM
PENTICTON - Residents in the area of 100 Lakeshore Drive may have witnessed an unusual sight this morning — a cougar lounging on park grass just east of the Peach Concession at approximately 7:30.
“My wife called me on the way to work and said there was a cougar across the street,” says Penticton resident Brian Yastrenski, who turned around and made his way back to the waterfront in time to snap a few photographs.
Yastrenski believes it was a young cougar. He said two police were at the park ensuring the cat stayed in the park. A conservation officer later tranquilized it and moved it.
Police would not confirm any details, saying a news release would be issued later.
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