Cougar sighting in Banff National Park closes bike trail

A cougar feeding on a carcass has prompted the closure of the Spine mountain bike trail in Banff National Park.

Animal spotted feeding on carcass near townsite

The Spine mountain bike trail in Banff National Park that is closed because a cougar is feeing on a carcass in the area. (Banff National Park)

A cougar feeding on a carcass has prompted the closure of the Spine mountain bike trail in Banff National Park.

The trail is closed to all travel and traffic between the campground water tower and Tunnel Mountain Village, park officials tweeted.

​It is closed until further notice.

There is a maximum fine of $25,000 for anyone violating the closure.

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