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Cougar sighting on KVR trail prompts warning from City of Penticton

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August 11, 2016 - 10:09 AM

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton has issued a warning to users of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail following a cougar sighting.

A media release from the city says the cougar sighting was reported this morning, Aug. 11, to the parks department.

Extra caution is being advised on the trail near McCulloch Trestle and Carder Road.

The animal is not reported to have exhibited aggressive behaviour, the release says.

Wild Safe B.C. has also been notified of the sighting and signage has been posted at key trail entry points, according to the release. Users with pets are being asked to keep their animals on a leash and trail users are being advised not to walk alone.

Further sightings of the cougar should be reported to the Wild Safe B.C. Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 with a cell phone.

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