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Cougar sighting near Kalamoir Park

West Kelowna residents were advised this afternoon that a cougar has been reported in the vicinity of Kalamoir Regional Park, which resulted in the park being temporarily closed.

A resident of Lakeridge Road in West Kelowna reported seeing the cougar this morning after it attacked and injured a pet and headed into a nearby forested area. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is actively investigating the sighting.

If area residents spot a cougar lingering around their neighbourhood, they are asked to call the CO call centre at 1-800-663-9453.

More information on cougars can be found in the Safety Guide to Cougars pamphlet:  www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/cougsf.htm

The approximately 26-hectare Kalamoir Regional Park is located along Okanagan Lake in the District of West Kelowna and is bounded by the Casa Loma subdivision to the north and Lakeview Heights to the west and south.

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