UPDATE: Multiple Cougar sightings in Greater Victoria

Over the past 12 hours Saanich Police have received numerous calls from the public reporting possible sightings of what is believed to be a cougar. These calls have come from the areas of Triest Cres, Knutsford Pl, Penturst Rd, Hillcrest and Hollydeene Pl.

Just before 10 pm last night, Saanich Police received a call from a resident who spotted a cougar near the roadway on West Saanich Road near Old West Saanich Road. Nobody, or other anyanimals interacted with the cougar, according to the witness. Patrol officers were dispatched, but could not locate the animal, the BC Conservation Officer Service was also advised.Police wish to advise residents and remind everyone that the change to warmer weather may mean an increase in wildlife sightings in residential areas. 

Saanich Police would like to remind people to be remain aware of their surroundings and to report any possible sightings to the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or 911 in the case of an emergency. If you would like to learn more about how to reduce human-animal contact, you can visit     wildsafebc.com

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