A man living on Shaunna Road says he was woken up by his dog barking and then saw the large cat in his yard.
“We had had a report of a cougar that was attempting to kill a domestic dog in the area,” he said. “So based upon that and a situation that we were dealing with this morning, we humanely euthanized the cougar.”
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Owens says pet owners must remember to keep their animals inside during dawn, dusk and night in areas where cougars have been seen, and to report any sightings to the Conservation Officer Service.
Conservation officers say the young cougars were likely pushed out by their mother before they learned to fend for themselves properly. (Conservation officer Ben Beetlestone)