(Photo by Josh DeLeenheer)

A cougar was possibly spotted in Saanich this afternoon.

At about 12:30 p.m., a resident called the police to report a possible cougar sighting while walking in Bow Park, in the 3900 block of Bow Rd.

There has only been one report of this sighting so far, and police cannot formally confirm that the animal is a cougar.

However, residents in the area are asked to remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings while outdoors.

Any additional sightings should be reported to the police.