A cougar jumping over a fence in James Bay after being shot with a tranquilizer in October 2015.

VicPD weren’t able to track down a cougar that was reported to them on Thursday morning.

According to police, they received a call about a cougar being spotted along Menzies Street at around 7:05 a.m.

Officers searched the area and didn’t find the animal, therefore being unable to confirm there is one in the area.

The last time a cougar was spotted in James Bay was in October 2015. Conservation officers and police tracked down a young male cougar as it leaped from yard to yard throughout James Bay.

Eventually, the cougar was tranquilized behind a Michigan Street apartment building in James Bay. It was then released into the wild near Port Renfrew.

Anyone who sees the cougar is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654.

Video of a cougar in James Bay in October 2015: (explicit language in video)