Cougar sighted here

A cougar was spotted late Thursday afternoon on 267 Street just north of 24 Avenue in Aldergrove.

Editor:

A cougar was spotted late Thursday afternoon on 267 Street just north of 24 Avenue. The animal was seen by Caleb Schouten, aged 13, and by his mother, Janet Schouten, at about 4:45 p.m.

It was moving along recently felled trees and disappeared into the bush. When talking to the neighbours, we found that one of them had found tracks on their property a week earlier.

You may wish to run a story on this so that area residents know just how close these predators are to their homes.

Rob Schouten, Aldergrove

(Editor’s note: There have been a number of sightings of cougars in the Fraser Valley area over recent months and while it is not a cause for alarm, the public should always be aware of their surroundings.)