August 31, 2013 8:47 pm

Cougar sightings in Surrey have residents worried

York said they may never know why the cougar attacked because sometimes cougars look at people as if they're prey.

York said they may never know why the cougar attacked because sometimes cougars look at people as if they're prey.

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Reports of a number of cougar sightings in the area of 70 Avenue and 192 Street in Surrey have residents worried.

They have taken to social media to report a number of sightings, with one woman saying she saw three cougars in the area.

Conservation officer Jack Trudgian said they have received some calls from the Surrey and Langley area of cougar sightings, but they cannot confirm there are three in the area roaming together.

“There’s definitely one cougar in that area we’ve had sightings of,” he said.

However, a sighting of three usually generates a lot of calls to conservation, but they have only had one call saying three were seen.

Trudgian said the public should not be alarmed.

“We’re not aware of any pets killed or anything,” he said. “We don’t think it’s a public safety issue.”

People should still be vigilant however, and report any cougar sightings to the Ministry of Environment.

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