June 4, 2014 2:16 pm

Another cougar sighting on Vancouver Island after 1 shot and killed

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VANCOUVER – There is a warning for people living on Vancouver Island today as a cougar may still be on the loose along a popular trail.

Conservation Officers are warning people to be on the lookout along the Galloping Goose Trail in Langford.

On Monday, a woman was charged by a big cat as she walked to work. She made it to safety and called 9-1-1.

A Conservation Officer later tracked and killed the cougar but since then, other people have seen another cougar in the area.

“About 20 feet ahead of me I saw this image that I thought was a large Labrador dog,” says Nadia Van Tankeren, who was chased by a cougar. “I thought ‘wait a sec’ it’s got a long bushy tail and it wasn’t, it wasn’t it was a cougar. And I just froze in my tracks, I was so terrified. It saw me and started to run towards me, and I panicked and I ran so fast to a house that I had just passed.”

That is when she called police.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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