Cougar Reported in Fernie's Annex Park Thursday Night

Note: Image is not of the reported cougar.

WIldSafeBC Elk Valley is also alerting the public to grizzly bear sightings along the Fairy Creek trail.

According to the wildlife group, the cougar was spotted in the off-leash dog park near the Elk River around 9:30 pm Thursday.

Friday morning, WildSafeBC says a grizzly were seen on the Fairy Creek trail about 300 meters away from the visitor centre.

As well, two bears were reportedly spotted eating a carcass on Fording River Road in Elkford Thursday night.

A group of a dozen people were allegedly standing by the two Elkford bears taking photos and videos.

WildSafeBC is urging the public to stay clear of any wildlife.

- David Opinko / with files from WildSafeBC Elk Valley

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