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Coldstream cougar located by officials

A three-year-old female cougar has been located in the Kinloch Drive area of Coldstream. - Conservation Officer Service photo
A three-year-old female cougar has been located in the Kinloch Drive area of Coldstream.
— image credit: Conservation Officer Service photo

The possibility of a cougar-human conflict in a Coldstream neighbourhood has been addressed.

Conservation officers trapped a three-year-old female cougar near Kinloch Drive Thursday night after repeated sightings of the animal since Christmas.

While the cougar had been feeding on other wildlife (racoons), there was a concern about possible contact with residents or domestic pets.

"When there is the potential for conflict, officers react appropriately," said Sgt. Josh Lockwood, with the Conservation Officer Service.

The cougar was destroyed.

Look for more details in Sunday's Morning Star.

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