Cougar on Vernon’s East Hill kills house cat, conservation officers confirm – Vernon News
Cougar kills property cat
Picture: Fb/Melanie OHara
UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.
The BC Conservation Officer Provider confirms a residence cat was killed by a cougar in Vernon’s East Hill space this morning.
CO Tanner Beck says a stay entice was set in the upper East Hill area, where by the huge cat triggered a brief “keep and protected” lockdown at Vernon Secondary College.
On the other hand, the wildcat has not been witnessed due to the fact this early morning.
“It truly is not a superior exercise to permit your animals roam,” Beck warned pet house owners.
Beck states conservation officers have remaining the spot, and the home owner where by the lure has been established will inform them if and when the lure captures the cougar.
Authentic: 11:50 a.m.
A cougar roaming Vernon’s East Hill spot caused a short lockdown at Vernon Secondary School Monday early morning.
Principal Ken Gatzke says a neighbour alerted the college to the major cat in the spot, and the school was put less than a precautionary “hold and safe,” which suggests everyone had to stay inside.
Conservation Officers had been termed, and the hold and secure was lifted about an hour later on, at the morning crack.
The cougar was viewed in backyards in the 23rd Avenue region.
Conservation officers have been stated to be placing up a entice for the cat.
One particular place resident snapped a image of the cougar sitting down on their deck.
It is not however regarded if the animal has been captured.