Saanich Police investigate cougar sighting

Cougar reported in backyard on Clovelly Court in Saanich Friday night

  • Aug. 13, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Saanich Police received a report of an adult cougar being spotted in a backyard on Clovelly Court shortly before 8 p.m. Friday. That location is near the intersection of Cook and Quadra streets.

Two Saanich Police officers attended the area and searched the area. They did not see any cougar and could not confirm a cougar was in the area.

The BC Conservation Service was contacted by police and advised of the sighting.

Area residents or any other persons in the area should remain alert due to this unconfirmed cougar sighting.

More detailed information regarding cougar sightings can be obtained by going to the British Columbia Ministry of Environment website at:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/human-wildlife-conflict/staying-safe-around-wildlife/cougars.