ENR warns public of possible cougar sighting on Ingraham Trail

Department says to stay calm in encountering the animal.

A file photo of a cougar. (Photo courtesy of ENR)

An NWT resident reported seeing a cougar early Sunday afternoon on the Ingraham Trail, according to the department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The department posted on social media that the animal crossed the highway between Cameron Falls and Reid Lake campground, about kilometre 49.

“Cougar sightings are rare in the North Slave region, but not unheard of,” reads the post. “If you are walking, hiking or camping in this area, please be alert and aware of your surroundings.”

It also cautions residents to “stay calm and keep the cougar in view” if encountering the animal.

Full post below:

(Un message en français plus bas)Attention: Possible cougar sighting – Ingraham TrailA cougar sighting was reported…

Posted by Environment & Natural Resources – North Slave Region on Monday, September 14, 2020

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