Cougars on the program Nov. 18

Co-hosted by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society, author Paula Wild head to the Cowichan campus of VIU to talk cougars

Co-hosted by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society, author Paula Wild head to the Cowichan campus of VIU to talk cougars on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Wild will read from her book The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous, starting at           7 p.m. in the lecture hall room 140.

“Vancouver Island has the highest density of cougars, as well as the highest rate of attacks on humans,” reads a press release on the event. “And chances are, if you spend any amount of time in the woods, a cougar’s seen you while you’ve been totally oblivious to its presence. In an impeccably researched blend of natural history, scientific research and first-person accounts, Wild explores what makes this animal so beautiful, so dangerous and such a valuable part of our environment.”

The Canada Council, through The Writer’s Union of Canada and the Real Estate Foundation of BC have provided financial assistance to hold the reading.