A conservation officer and cougar hound search in vain Thursday morning for a cougar that had been spotted near Salish Park in Comox.
The cougar that had been reported not far from Highland Secondary School is believed to be a young one that has also been seen recently near St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mark Isfeld Secondary School and the former Field Sawmill site, said Const. Nicole Hall of the Comox Valley RCMP.
“It’s not doing anything out of the ordinary. It’s not being threatening,” added Hall, who said she understands how people would be concerned.
If you see a cougar, call the RCMP at 250-338-1321. In case of an emergency, Hall recommends phoning 9-1-1.