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UPDATE: Moose Jaw police say they did not spot a cougar after using a drone camera to search the area.

Moose Jaw police are asking people to avoid the area of Sunningdale Park and Rotary Cove Trail after an unconfirmed sighting of a cougar was reported.

Police said in a news release that at approximately 10:50 a.m. Sunday, officers received a report of a possible cougar sighting in the area.

Officers attended the area but haven`t been able to locate a cougar, police said.

Police are working with conservation officers to observe for possible sightings or confirmation of the animal.

If you encounter a cougar, do not approach, police said, and contact them at (306) 694-7600.