Black cougar spotted on Six Nations

By Bree Duwyn
Writer
Six Nations Police received a report about a possible cougar sighting in the driveway of a residence on Chiefswood Road on Monday June 27th at 6:46 p.m.

Black Cougar spotted on Six Nations ( Online photo)

The London Communications Centre received an animal complaint, who then reported the incident to police. When police arrived to speak with the reporting individual, they described the sighted animal as being black in colour with a long tail.

The individual then said they witnessed the animal flee into the bush towards Second Line Road.

“We are a prime area for them, we have a lot of bush,” said Six Nations Police Chief Darren Montour.

Police have notified Six Nations Animal Control and are actively investigating with the help of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), according to a media release.

 

“We just want to make sure the community is aware, if the MNR is here, its to help with the cougar sighting and catching, not to enforce any MNR laws,” said Police Chief Montour, confirming that the community will be notified of MNR’s arrival.

 

He also said the police department had heard stories of cougar sightings circulating within the community but had not received any reports until Monday (June 27th).

Police would like to remind the public to be mindful of children playing outside, as well as any pets, livestock or small animals.

If you see an animal that resembles the description given, please call 911 immediately.

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