Cougar captured and transquilized

A cougar spotted a number of times in residential neighbourhoods in Saanich over the weekend has been caught and will be relocated.

Saanich Police issued a warning to the public after the cougar was spotted numerous times on Saturday night, near Old West Saanich Road, and multiple times Sunday in Gordon Head.

Police confirmed on Twitter that they received another sighting report at Gordon Head and Ferndale roads Monday afternoon.

Saanich pound and conservation officers, with tracking dogs, closed in on the animal with hounds, then tranquilized it.

Police say the animal will now be relocated.

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