Marian Minar was shocked to see a cougar in his backyard in Port Hardy Thursday night.

He tells Global News that at about 7:30 p.m. he first saw the animal, who appeared to on the prowl for the neighbour’s cat. Minar started to capture the encounter on video.

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The cat stayed on the fence, staring the cougar down. The larger animal stayed for about 10 minutes, hoping for its meal, but when Minar opened the window to get a better view the cougar took off.

Minar says this is a very unusual sight in his neighbourhood.

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