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.