Gord Kurbis Journalist, CTV Vancouver Island
COURTENAY — A late-night visitor has property owners staying in a Courtenay cul-de-sac checking their surveillance digital cameras to trace your pet’s motions.
Cary Deederly got a note from a neighbour alerting them to your undeniable fact that a big pet had walked across their driveway Wednesday night, and Deederly states she was then surprised to view it had been in her own garden.
«we examined my movie and I also saw it had been to my porch, literally on our door that is front, she stated. «I became surprised to note that movie вЂ“ like it, I wouldn’t have thought some body saw a cougar in our front yard, no. if I’dn’t seen»
The cougar had toured through the Bryden Put part of Courtenay near Muir path. It really is a place where cougars aren’t ordinarily seen despite the fact that there clearly was a duck pond nearby.
«there is certainly an access that is walking, among the walking paths that adopts the duck pond to ensure that’s where it could have headed down to,» said Deederly.
Deederly happens to be communicating with neighbors to see whom else could have captured the reclusive creature on movie.
«all of us have security camera systems now simply because for the break-ins which have occurred within the neighbourhood into the a year ago,» she stated. «Everyone’s checking their digital digital digital cameras now to notice it.»
Deederly claims the digital cameras stop a lot through the night as a result of domestic cats walking on, and even crazy rabbits. She had been surprised the cougar used the exact same course the domestic felines do.
«It went into the exact same course the kitties get. They come all the way through my flower sleep right in front, they hug the door that is front they’re going round the storage,» she stated.
Deederly claims her immediate idea was to contact the BC Conservation Officer provider to ensure these were alert to the sightings due to the fact area has walking that is popular for kids walking to nearby schools.