Alleged reports of cougars and wolves attacking pets have not been reported to the Conservation Office Services.
Conservation Officer in 100 Mile House, James Zucchelli says social media is not always to the best way to communicate information.
“The best way to get information to us so we can get it out to the public is through our 1-877 number and we have not been receiving any calls with regards of cougars and wolves attacking pets in the 100 Mile area the last week or so.”
Zucchelli says COS did, however, receive a report of a wild deer that was killed by a cougar in the Forest Grove area.
He says the deer was removed by officers as it was considered to be too close to a residential area, and that people are unfortunately continuing to feed animals that are prey to cougars.
“People are feeding deer,” Zucchelli says.
“One thing that has come up is foxes and foxes have drawn cougars into the area. So cougars will feed on foxes; they’ll feed on anything that people are feeding.”
Human-wildlife Conflicts can be reported through the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.