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Royal Roads University is warning visitors about a bear and cougar that have been recently spotted on the grounds.
The university, located in Colwood, says that the gardens have been closed as a result.
WILDLIFE ALERT: BEAR AND COUGAR ON CAMPUS— Royal Roads (@RoyalRoads) September 19, 2023
A bear and cougar have been spotted on campus. We have closed the gardens and a conservation officer has been called. Please use the buddy system (walk with someone else, not alone) and continue to keep dogs on leash. #Colwood
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BC Conservation has been called and is aware of the sightings.
If you’re planning on spending some time checking out the campus and the surrounding area, it’s recommended to use the buddy system and keep children close. Dogs should also be kept on a leash.
More tips on wildlife encounters are available here.