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Officials unable to locate cougar that followed woman through Greater Victoria park

Woman called 911, ducked into safety in a nearby Colwood home
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP officers were dispatched after a woman reported she was being followed by a cougar in Latoria Creek Park in Colwood.

Police received a call from the woman at approximately 5:40 p.m. Friday (Nov. 19).

The 911 call taker asked the woman to stay calm, speak to the cougar in a gentle voice, avoid turning her back on the cougar and walk to the nearest home.

The cougar left once the woman was near homes.

The woman gained safe shelter inside a residence near the 400-block of Pelican Drive.

Officers walked along the area but could not locate the cougar.

RCMP say the woman was wearing a headlamp, which may have been what the cougar was attracted to given the darkness in the park.

The City of Colwood and B.C. Conservation Officer Service have been notified.

Brendan Mayer

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I spent my upbringing in Saskatoon, and in 2021, I made the move to Vancouver Island.
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