A Cougar was caught on camera at a Coldstream Estates residence early Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Brad Thomas photo)

A Cougar was caught on camera at a Coldstream Estates residence early Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Brad Thomas photo)

VIDEO: Cougar caught on camera in Coldstream

A Coldstream Estates resident captured early-morning footage Wednesday

A Coldstream resident’s home security camera captured footage of a cougar on the prowl, along with a skunk making tracks in the early Wednesday morning snow.

Brad Thomas, a resident at Coldstream Estates, shared the footage to Facebook cautioning others to keep an eye on their pets.

The footage was recorded around 4 a.m., Jan. 27. A large cat can be seen skulking across the front driveway of the residency before slinking off out of frame.

Thomas also added footage of a “little stinker” that’s been hanging around his residence for the past few days.

The BC government’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability webpage offers advice to anyone who may encounter a cougar.

When it comes to cougar sightings, many of the same precautions recommended for bears apply: keep pets leashed or at home, always keep children in sight, make noise as you move and, if going hiking, travel in a group.

For the full list of recommendations, go here.

READ MORE: Cougar euthanized in B.C. after severely mauling a man north of Vancouver

READ MORE: Moose chases two people near Vernon school


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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