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If you encounter a cougar:

cougarMake yourself look as large as possible and keep the cougar in front of you at all times. Never run or turn your back on a cougar, sudden movement may provoke an attack

If a cougar shows interest or follows you, respond aggressively, maintain eye contact with the cougar, show your teeth and make loud noise. Arm yourself with rocks or sticks as weapons

If a cougar attacks, fight back, convince the cougar you are a threat and not prey, use anything you can as a weapon. Focus your attack on the cougar's face and eyes. Use rocks, sticks, bear spray or personal belongings as weapons. You are trying to convince the cougar that you are a threat, and are not prey.

For more information, please visit:
- The Provincial Conservation Officer Services Website: Cougars
- The WildSafe BC Program Website: https://wildsafebc.com/
- The City’s Website: www.portmoody.ca/wildlife 

Last updated: 19/04/2018 12:39:40 PM