(Photo by Josh DeLeenheer)

Saanich Police are warning the public to be wary after several cougar sightings were reported over the past 12 hours.

On Monday night, at around 10 p.m., a police statement said three witnesses reported spotting a cougar in the 900-block of Owlwood Place.

In a tweet on Monday morning, the department announced that there were several other reports of cougar sightings last night.

Callers reported spotting a wild cat near the intersection of Shelbourne Street and North Dairy Road, near Hillside Shopping Centre Monday night.

Police say they attended both locations but were unable to find either of the two cougars.

BC Conservation Officer Service has been notified of the reports.

Members of the public are advised to be mindful of their surroundings and keep their pets inside.


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