Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Cougar Encounters Expected as Houses Replace Wilderness: Officer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Cougar Encounters Expected as Houses Replace Wilderness: Officer

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3 cougars killed near Port Coquitlam, B.C.

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PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - A British Columbia conservation officer says there will be more human-wildlife conflict as real estate development continues to encroach on wilderness areas.

Sgt. Todd Hunter of the Conservation Officer Service of B.C. says three cougars had to be killed between Thursday and Saturday in a residential part of Port Coquitlam, near a local park.

He says the cougars showed aggressive behaviour, attacked some domestic cats and had an encounter with at least one dog.

All the animals were young and believed to be part of a family unit because two were found together, which is unusual for the typically solitary species.

Hunter says studies show that relocating cougars that have already become habituated to human areas can create more dangerous situations, because the cougars aren't used to hunting in the wild. …

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