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UPDATE: Conservation officers have captured the cougar. The feline was located up in a tree where officer were able to safely tranquilize and capture the animal. It is being described as young but well-nourished. No info on relocation has been provided yet.


Victoria police are warning residents to avoid the 100-block of Gorge Road East after a confirmed cougar sighting in the area Friday afternoon.

As of 3:45 p.m., residents are being advised to avoid area until the feline can be located. Officers are in the area and are attempting to locate the animal.

There have been a number of cougar sightings reported in April and March, including one that was spotted on camera near Royal Roads Thursday.

Anyone who sees the cougar is asked to call 911 immediately.


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