There’s a lot of things you might expect to see at Centennial Pier but a cougar isn’t one of those.
However, that’s just what happened on Sunday morning at approximately 3 a.m.
“Apparently around three in the morning [my stepson Caleb] heard some loud noises that woke him up,” Bouchra Zouhou, co-owner of the Swept Away Inn said.
“When he looked from his bedroom window he saw a cougar and it was a large one.”
Savard kept watch on the cougar for close to an hour, scared as to what it might do if someone came down.
“People come here that late at night time,” Zouhou said.
Luckily, while the cougar did explore the pier, no one was hurt.
“It went all the way down to the fingers by the water and then came back to underneath the ramp,” she said.
“It was contemplating to jump to the other side and it was there for a while, just watching something, he doesn’t know.”
Zouhou hasn’t seen any other animals since they moved from the Fisherman’s Harbour.
“When we were on the other side we saw a bear there but that’s about it.
“I guess they’re fishing for the same thing, there’s otters here so that could be the attraction.”