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Here are some tips to avoid an encounter:
Be alert: Keep your eyes open for when you are out in natural areas.
Watch for sign: Tracks, scent piles, food caches (carcasses covered in leaves, dirt and debris) and scratches on trees are all signs of recent activity. Learn how to identify these signs and avoid areas where they have been recently observed.
Avoid: Avoid attracting prey species
Keep pets on a leash: Dogs can be a great first warning of intruders but can also be prey for these large cats. Be sure to keep pets indoors at nightTo learn more about cougars and what to do in the unlikely even of an encounter please visit Living with wildlife in BC