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WILD WEDNESDAY: How to stay safe in cougar country in B.C.

A cougar peaks down the lens of a WildSafeBC trail camera in a screen capture of a video.
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April 03, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Cougars are present throughout most of British Columbia and with the weather getting warmer, you may find yourself more likely to spot these large cats out in the wild.

They rarely come into conflict with humans, but when they do, it can be terrifying and potentially fatal, says WildSafeBC.

The best thing to do is to learn about cougar safety tips by visiting WildSafeBC’s official website here.

A few safety reminders include keeping calm, making yourself look as large as possible, backing away slowly and keeping the cougar in your view. Never run, turn your back or make any sudden movements as this can provoke an attack.

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