We’ve had many wildlife photos submitted over the years, but never a cougar…until today. The photo was taken by Alf Skrastins at West Bragg Creek.
Alf remarked… “As you can imagine, I was a bit too busy getting my bear spray out to take a second photo with better focus. And when it decided to go up into the forest above the trail, I was happy enough to go in the opposite direction.
The photo was taken on the Bobcat trail.
I did see a bobcat crossing one of the ski runs at Nakiska on Saturday, but it disappeared too quickly for me to get a photo.”
Chuck was skiing at Moraine Lake road today and took 13 excellent photos including the spectacular shot of the Valley of Ten Peaks below.
Below is a gallery of photos of the animals we’ve seen:
Evidently the trail was misnamed.
The bobcats will most likely not press the issue.
Someone should step up and give that cougar a lesson on trail etiquette.
It seems to be practicing social distancing
I saw a cougar crossing Hwy 546 in Sandy Mcnabb between the visitor centre and the campground turnoff in October. They’re definitely out there…
WOW, that is so cool, what a great sighting, congrats Alf!
Oh wow! Was out on a portion of bobcat trail also yesterday. No sighting, but maybe it saw me? Surprised enough to run into Alf on return, let alone a cougar! Thankfully the family with small child jumping about in mud puddles on Fullerton didn’t make it that far.