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Cougar shot and killed in Sidney after walking through yards, down Beacon Avenue

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Cougars are well known predators on Vancouver island.

Photograph by: Charles Brandt, Special to the Vancouver Sun

Sidney, B.C. - B.C. Conservation officers shot and killed a cougar after it walked through people’s yards and ended up on Beacon Avenue in the heart of Sidney jearly Friday morning.

Just after midnight, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP responded to a cougar sighting near the McTavish Interchange on Highway 17. Officers found the cougar and followed it into Sidney, said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Chris Swain

The cougar was cornered on the shore by the Beacon Pier, he said.

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