WARNING: THIS WEEK THERE WAS ANOTHER COUGAR INCIDENT ON THE BEVAN SIDE OF THE PUNTLEDGE RIVER. USE CAUTION IN THIS AREA UNTIL THIS CAT HAS BEEN TRAPPED!
This first hand report is from Jim Smiley of CVRR:
"While cycling the river trails I was jumped at by a fiarly large cougar near Palm Beach that, thankfully, stopped about 2 ft. short of taking me down. It then proceeded to stalk me down the trail from about 40 or 50 meters away as I tried to back my way out of there walking my bike. When I got around a corner I jumped on my bike and rode like I've never rode before the hell out of there, looking back over my shoulder all the way.
Be very, very careful running or cycling in the Puntledge River area. Obviously this animal is not intimidated by an adult on a bicycle. Run in groups and/or bring a dog with you. Better yet, use alternate areas until this cougar is caught."