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Cougar euthanized near Castlegar

At approximately 6 a.m., on  Feb 27 2012, Castlegar RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident in which a vehicle had struck a cougar on highway 22 in the Blueberry/Fairview area.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured, however, he called police because he hit the cougar hard and he feared it was injured when it ran off.

The Conservation Officer was called out, and he, along with tracking dogs, tracked the cougar into the canyon area at Blueberry Creek. The cougar, which had suffered a broken hind leg in the collision, was euthanized.

The cougar was not emaciated, but was thin. It is not known for sure if this is the same cougar that has been spotted in the Blueberry area recently.

 

Sgt. Laurel Mathew

Castlegar RCMP

 

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