Saanich Police are notifying users of Rithets Bog Conservation Area to be aware that a cougar was once again observed within the park boundaries.
Around 11 a.m., a small group of adults were walking on one of the trails in the park. All five people in the group saw the animal in question and all believed it to be a cougar.
Officers from the Saanich Pound attended to the areas to investigate. While there appeared to be confirmation of some type of animal, no confirmation could be made from the animal tracks due to the swampy conditions where the animal was observed.
On June 24, 2015, two cougars were seen near a trail head leading from Shadywood Lane towards Rithets Bog.
“This is a large green space and would be an area that we would expect to see wildlife” Sgt. Steve Eassie said. “In both of these recent reported sightings, the animals were not acting in a predatory manner, however, the public should be aware that there is a possibility that these animals may be present”.
The BC Conservation Service was notified of the sighting.