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.

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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