A large cougar that was hit by a car last night in North Vancouver is still unaccounted for.
According to an email to our newsroom from a listener, who estimates the cat which she hit as being around 120 pounds, limped off after it was struck and limped off the road east of Maplewood Farms off the Ironworkers Bridge.
Sergeant Simon Gravel from Conservation Services says when people hit an animal, their first instinct may be to get out of the vehicle to check on what they hit.
Gravel says that’s a bad idea.
“So if you’re on a major road and if there’s a lot of traffic, drive away from the area and make sure you’re not blocking traffic I think would be the safe thing to do, and not get out of the vehicle.”
Recently a cougar was spotted in New Westminster on Halloween, and was shot by police.