Cougar chased up tree in Metchosin

Family pet dogs chased a cougar up a tree at Matheson Lake Park Thursday evening.

  • Jun. 28, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Family pet dogs chased a cougar up a tree at Matheson Lake Park Thursday evening.

A man and his family were walking in the park with their dogs, when the four-legged family members spotted the cougar around 7:45 p.m., June 27.

The male called West Shore RCMP and explained the cougar was about 100 feet from the beach near the main parking lot.

The family immediately left the area.

Any sightings of cougars can be reporters to B.C. Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.