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Author event for new Cougar book
Vancouver Island is known not only for having the highest density of cougars, but also the most aggressive cougar population in North America. Author Paula Wild will give a slideshow presentation and book signing in Parksville and Qualicum Beach for her new book: The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous (Douglas & McIntyre) on October 24.
In the book she states that co-existing with cougars isn’t about fear, it’s about knowledge. The new book touches on natural history, scientific research and her many first-hand accounts in the book. She also reveals photos and detailed information on what to do in the case of a cougar encounter.
Wild will be giving a book signing at Mulberry Bush Bookstore's Qualicum Beach location (130 West 2nd Avenue) on Thursday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a slideshow presentation at the Qualicum Beach Library (660 Primrose) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call the Qualicum Beach Mulberry Bush Bookstore at 250-752-9722.
Wild will be in Parksville at the Public Library (100 Jensen Ave E) later that evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with book sales by Mulberry Bush Bookstore. For more information call the Bookstore at 250-248-1193.
—News Staff/ Submitted by Heather Lohnes