On the evening of July 16, 2012 at approx. 7:00 pm a resident in the Holland and Hastings Rd area off Wilkinson Rd., observed what they believed was a cougar walking down the middle of the street. Based on the description provided by the complainant officers attended the area but were unable to locate the animal. Conservation Officers were contacted but did not attend.
With the warmer weather upon us and people enjoying the outdoors, Saanich Police are reminding the public to be aware of the wildlife and to keep a close eye on their children and pets.
This recent sighting also falls on the heels of a previous cougar sighting around the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre on June 26, 2012.