Cougar spotted at Estevan Dog Park

A cougar was spotted near the Estevan Dog Park on Tuesday morning.

The sighting was posted on social media and the Estevan Dog Park committee expanded on it on their Facebook page.

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The dog park committee said they are lucky to have the facility in Woodlawn Regional Park and the beautiful nature along the river. They share the land with a variety of wildlife, so people are encourage to always be on the lockout.

They should watch and listen to their dogs, as they will tell you if something has passed through or is close by.

The cougar has been here before in the fall, the committee said. It is just passing through once again, and it will move on soon.

The Estevan RCMP was called to the scene about a potential cougar or mountain lion sighting in a tree.

Estevan Police Service and Saskatchewan Environmental conservation officers also attended to the scene.  The area was searched without any further sightings.

No person or dog were injured or approached by the animal. 

If anyone does encounter a cougar, they are encouraged to make themselves look big by standing tall, raising arms and spreading legs; maintaining eye contact and staying focused on the animal; making loud noises, and not leaving the scene until the cougar leaves.

The Mercury will have more details as they become available. 

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