Victoria police are warning people in Esquimalt to be wary of a possible cougar on the loose, after a rash of sightings Saturday evening.
The first calls came from residents on Plaskett Place, not far from Saxe Point, around 8:30pm
One couple who lives in the area told CHEK News they looked outside after noticing a security light go on in their yard and were able to get a long clear look at a large cat, leaving them with no doubt what they saw.
Victoria police and military police responded to their call, and a series of others reporting the animal moving east toward Work Point, where the cougar was sighted on DND property.
The animal wasn’t caught.
Sunday morning, military police had set up warning signs near family housing in the area around Bewdley and Anson Streets, but so far there have been no further sightings reported today.
The BC Conservation Officer service told us they have been notified, but didn’t have an officer on duty to attend to the calls in Esquimalt Saturday night. At this point, they’re not treating this as a confirmed sighting, but say they will be following up if any more reports come in, and say to call 9-1-1 if you see a cougar.