Saanich Police are warning the public after a cougar was spotted in a semi-rural area off Burnside Road West this weekend.
Police say they received a call about the sighting on Granville Avenue just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
A homeowner saw the big cat heading toward Charlton Road.
Police searched the area but couldn’t find the cougar.
They say conservation officers have been notified and they’re advising caution in the area, especially for people with pets and small children.