A large dog was attacked while walking in Mission Creek Regional Park – Kelowna News

Cougar attacked in Kelowna

A warning tonight from conservation officers following a report of a cougar attack in Kelowna on Sunday night.

In a post on social media, nature conservation officers state that a puma is throwing itself at a man walking his dog in Mission Creek Regional Park.

The incident apparently took place around 1 p.m. 18.30 Sunday, when a man walking with his large-bred dog on a leash told the nature reserve that he noticed a puma following them.

“The cougar then threw himself out and tried to attack the dog, but was intimidated,” the post said.

The incident was reported Monday morning.

“Conservation officers have spoken to staff in regional district parks regarding this incident and are closely monitoring the situation.

“Signs have been put up by the park.

“While stray pets are prey for cougars, aggressive behavior toward a dog on a leash is uncommon and worrying.”

Officers are asking the public to report any aggressive behavior on the part of cougars to the RAPP line, 1-877-952-7277.

There were no reports of injuries as a result of Sunday’s incident.

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