Four Cougar sightings near Uplands Park in Oak Bay

Oak Bay police have posted advisory signs at Uplands Park and Cattle Point after four separate cougar sightings this morning.

Calls started to come in around 6:45am this morning from people living in the Musgrave and Dewdney St. area. Police call the four sightings “credible” but officers had no luck spotting the cougar themselves.

“We take all cougar sightings seriously, but with three to four independent sightings that seem credible with the same descriptions, we scoured the area with our members for about 40 minutes,” Const. Rick Anthony tells Times Colonist.

“I know from previous encounters, cougars quite often will go to the wooded areas or water line,” Anthony said.
“Todd from Vibrant Victoria, says his morning walk in Uplands Park was a bit less relaxing than usual, he brought a big stick and a pocket knife, left the Dog at home, and says he watched an instructional video on what to do in the event of a Cougar attack before hitting the park.”

Todd from Vibrant Victoria, says his morning walk in Uplands Park was a bit less relaxing than usual, he brought a big stick and a pocket knife, left the dog at home, and says he watched an instructional video on what to do in the event of a cougar attack before hitting the park.

The BC Conservation Service has been called in. Anyone who spots the cougar is asked to call 911.

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