PUBLIC NOTICE - Cougar Sighting (Sept 26th, 2013)

Cougar Sighting in Edson

Edson, Alberta, September 26th, 2013 – The Town of Edson is asking all residents and trail users on the Northeast end of Town to use caution as staff members have spotted a cougar just east of the Hillendale subdivision. Fish and Wildlife has been notified.

Trail users are asked to keep dogs on a leash at all times, walk in groups and keep children close.

If you encounter a cougar on the trails:

  • Never approach the cougar and always provide an avenue of escape
  • Pick up any children immediately
  • Do not run
  • Do not turn your back on the cougar
  • Make yourself seem large / Don’t crouch or try to hide

If you do spot a cougar please contact the Fish and Wildlife office at 780-723-8244 and visit http://srd.alberta.ca/FishWildlife/HumanWildlifeConflict/Cougars.aspx for more information.