Cougar spotted near Port Alberni homes
Conservation officers say animal hasn't shown threatening behaviour
The B.C. Conservation Service is monitoring a cougar that has got a little too close for comfort to some Port Alberni residents.
"Came right up to the living room window!" she said on Facebook.
Conservation officer Steve Ackles says they have received complaints, but so far they're only monitoring the situation.
"It's not displayed any threatening behaviour," he said. "And all the sightings have been in a wildlife corridor near a forested area."
Ackles encourages residents to report all cougar sightings in the area to 1-877-925-7277.
"If you encounter a cougar, never turn your back or run away ... that's the most important thing."
He also said people should travel in groups and keep their pets leashed.