Just in case anyone is interested, an article in the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper cites 400-600 mountain lions on Vancouver Island with the population on the upswing. Province wide there are an estimated 5100-7000 lions. Keep in mind that B.C. is larger than Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada combined and B.C. is mostly mountainous.
I wonder how many Sasquatches in B.C.?
I haven't encountered any Sasquatches but once worked with a guy in Alberta who had seen one.
I did have a cougar casually cross a logging road 75 feet from my pick up truck one time. It glanced over at me and then leaped up a 10 or 12 foot rock cut and was gone. About 10 feet long, nose to tail and very similar colouring to a deer (I thought it was a deer for the first split second until it registered in by brain what I was looking at) with a dark brown high up on its back and then turning a lighter colour down its sides and whitish under belly. An absolutely beautiful animal.