Police Warn Of Second Cougar Sighting In Waterloo Region

By: Kw Now! Local Police News
| Published 09/22/2014


Cougar On The Prowl In Waterloo Region - First In South Kitchener, Now In North Dumfries

They Are A Very Big And Dangerous Cat

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is investigating an alleged sighting of a cougar.

On September 21, 2014 at approximately 5:45 pm, residents in the area of Dundas Street, North Dumfries Township, alerted police to an alleged sighting of what was believed to be a cougar. The animal was walking in an open field.

Three months ago two Kitchener women spotted what they believed to be a cougar down on the Grand River flats just west of the new six lane bridge over the Grand River. They said it seemed the size of a deer but with a long brown tail...and it was out in the open just prowling along the banks of the Grand.

Officers responded and were unable to locate any evidence of the animal. As a point of precaution, police are issuing this information to the public.

The Ministry of Natural Resources was contacted and has not had any other reported sightings in the Waterloo Region. The African Lion Safari has reported all their wildlife accounted for.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service reminds the community wild animals can be unpredictable and caution should always be exercised. Animals should not be approached.