Watch: Vancouver Island resident captures standoff between cougar and dogs in his yard

Global News

In the Highlands, a rural area northwest of Victoria, most residents are used to seeing cougars around their properties. However, they are rather elusive and solitary creatures so they rarely get too close. But last Saturday, one resident captured an encounter on tape between one and two dogs.

Khanh Vu was sitting in his living room reading a newspaper when he heard his dog barking up a storm outside.

“And I stood up and I saw over the window, my dog chasing something,” said Vu.

As Vu got closer he saw a cougar in his yard being chased around by his dog, Kovu, and a friend’s dog, Teaka.

He grabbed his camera to capture the action.

In the video you can see the two dogs barking at the cougar, who appears to be quite young. The cougar hisses at them a number of times, but is not interested in fighting…

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