A cougar was euthanized after getting hit by a vehicle near Blueberry Creek Monday morning.
Castlegar RCMP reported that at approximately 6 a.m. a driver called police after he struck a cougar in the Blueberry/Fairview area.
The driver explained he hit the cougar hard and feared it was injured when it ran off.
A Conservation Officer was called out and he, along with tracking dogs, located the cougar in the canyon area at Blueberry Creek.
The cougar, which had suffered a broken hind leg in the collision, was put down.
RCMP could not confirm if this was the same cougar recently spotted in the Blueberry area.