17-Dec-2020 – Wildlife officials said a cougar was caught unintentionally near Williams Lake, B.C., earlier last week. The Conservation Officer Service of B.C., in a Twitter message, said that a young female cougar got trapped by accident. It was later tranquillized, freed and moved to another location.
According to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, the officers remained in the location to make sure the cougar recovered safely and then watched the wild cat walk away. Cougars, also known as mountain lions, are the most powerful and the largest of wild cat species found in Canada. With a small head and long legs, the cougar can weigh as much as 100 kilograms. Cougars hunt deer typically, but will also eat bighorn sheep, young moose and other smaller animals such as squirrels and rabbits.
Every year, pest control agencies get several calls regarding cougar sightings. If you see a cougar or any other wild animal, contact your local pest control company to ensure safe and humane capture and release of these endangered animals.