Cougar Sightings in Nelson

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Nelson City Police warn a Cougar has been spotted in several areas around the city over the past few days.

Residents are encouraged to monitor children who go outside and bring pets in at night.

Police said anyone encountering the animal should wave their arms high and make noise, don't turn your back and back away slowly facing the big cat.

Authorities caution running away could trigger a chase and if the Cougar attacks, fight back.

Further sightings can be reported by calling the RAPP line at 1-877-952-RAPP or by cellular art #7277.