I just wanted to make you aware of a cougar sighting at Thetis Lake Regional Park that we received notification about this afternoon. A cougar was spotted on Sunday, April 19 near the control dam on the Lower Thetis Lake Trail. The incident was reported to the Conservation Officers and they have advised us that it was probably a young cougar looking for new territory and that it did not display any unusual or concerning behaviours.
As a precaution, we have placed the public advisory below on our website (yellow banner at the top of each page on our website) and have installed temporary “Cougar in Area” signs:
Cougar Sighting at Thetis LakeBC Conservation Officers are advising visitors to Thetis Lake of a cougar sighting in the park. Exercise extreme caution, keep dogs leashed and travel in pairs. Please report sightings to RAPP 1-877-952-7277.
The Conservation Officers and Regional Parks staff will be monitoring the situation over the next couple of weeks. Please use caution if hiking in the park. I will pass on any other updates as we receive them. Thanks.
Colleen Long, Coordinator of Volunteers
Visitor Services and Community Development
CRD Regional Parks
490 Atkins Avenue
Victoria BC V9B 2Z8
T: 250.360.3329F: 250.478.5416www.crd.bc.ca/parks
Monday, April 20, 2015
Thetis Lake Cougar
Just heard this news from the coordinator of volunteers in the Capital Regional District -- news which will be of interest for paddlers enjoying Thetis Lake: