Cougar spotted in Esquimalt


Victoria police officers were searching for a cougar after a sighting in Esquimalt Friday afternoon.

Police were called after a cougar was spotted in a residential area between Saxe point park and Macaulay point around two this afternoon.

Residents say cougar sighting are becoming common in the area.

“There’s been a lot of cougar sightings lately, its getting a little bit worrisome with all the small kids and people wandering around,” one resident said.

“Now its getting a little scary.”

So far, police patrols in the area have not found any evidence of a cougar.

Andy NealAndy Neal

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