CBC: Cougar spotted outside Calgary’s South Health Campus

As reported by CBC Calgary this morning:

Cougar causing a stir outside hospital in Calgary
Animal spotted in parkade and near east entrance to South Health Campus

CBC Calgary Posted: Sep 18, 2014 8:07 AM MT

People in Calgary are being warned to steer clear of the South Health Campus after a cougar wandered to areas just outside the hospital.

Emergency crews and provincial fish and wildlife officers try to corral and remove a cougar that was spotted early Thursday morning at the South Health Campus in Calgary. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)

Police and emergency crews responded early Thursday morning after the large cat was spotted in a public parkade and then near the east entrance to the hospital in the city’s far southeast.

Fish and wildlife officers have been called in.

The animal was last seen lying in the grass near the south side of the building.

Crews are also trying to corral a second cougar that was spotted in the nearby community of Seton. It’s in a stairwell of a building on Martet Street, police said.

EMS officials say ambulances are still arriving to and leaving the hospital.

Dave Cournoyer
Communications Advisor
United Nurses of Alberta
Website: www.una.ab.ca
Office: 780 425 1025
Mobile: 780 913 1563

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