All Aboard! Except these two. Cougars spotted on SkyTrain tracks in Port Moody

Written by on April 22, 2017 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

An unusual pair of commuters arrived a whisker too early to ride the SkyTrain on British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

Two adult cougars were caught on surveillance camera walking the tracksĀ along the Evergreen extension in Port Moody, outside Vancouver, early Friday morning. It was around 4;15 a.m. is when they set off an alarm, long before any people arrived at the station.

“Cat red-handed,” TransLink BC posted on Facebook.

“A pair of cougars set off the intrusion alarm last night at Inlet Station on the Evergreen Extension. The meow-nificent pair were spotted on CCTV walking along the guideway through the station!”

Two cougars walk the SkyTrain tracks in Port Moody, B.C. TransLink/Facebook

Staff searched the line before the morning commute began.

But couldn’t find the big cats.

“We’re not pawsitive how the duo gained access to the guideway, and we will be inspecting fencing along the line to ensure there are no holes or obvious ways for wildlife to get inside,” TransLink said.

 

Cougars on the tracks is a first for the SkyTrain.

But officials said wildlife on the system is not uncommon. Hopefully, though this is the last time for the cougars.

“Our staff worked closely with Conservation Officers for guidance and will closely watch the station for signs of the clawver cats return,” TransLink added.

Photos TransLink/Facebook

 

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