Saanich police are warning the public, after a cougar was possibly spotted near Uptown Saturday morning.
Reports came in that the animal was seen in the area of Saanich Road and Blanshard Street around 2 a.m.
Officers were unable to locate the cougar but believe the sighting is credible.
The B.C. Conservation Service was also notified of the sighting.
Police a urging the public to have Increased awarness about the animals, and potential dangers to small domestic animals and children.
More information on what to do in an encounter can be found here.