There was a very serious incident involving a cougar by the tennis courts and football field the other day. A resident was walking with two children. One child was further ahead with the family dog. A cougar darted out from the brush by the tennis courts and ran across the football field with the dog in pursuit. The cougar turned on the dog and both started running back to the people. The cat broke off but followed briefly in the bushes before disappearing on the other side of Monkman. The Conservation Officer from Dawson Creek arrived as did a handler and trained dog from Chetwynd but they were unable to locate the cougar.
KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR PETS CLOSE TO YOU. Cougars will rarely attack a group of people but will go after children and pets on their own. Cougars are perfect predators Ladies and Gents, take them seriously and think safety first.