(City of Colwood / Facebook)

Those attending Esquimalt Lagoon this week will want to keep an extra eye on their kids and pets after a large sum of pills washed ashore.

According to a Facebook post Monday morning, the City of Colwood said their parks team removed the medication that washed up on the Lagoon Beach this morning beyond the washroom building.

“Please use caution with children and pets in this area in the event that a stray pill may remain,” the post warned.

The Colwood Parks Team has removed the medication that washed up on the Lagoon Beach this morning beyond the washroom…

Posted by City of Colwood on Monday, June 6, 2022

According to Sandra Russell, Manager of Communications and Engagement for the City of Colwood, the pills were first discovered around 7 a.m. this morning.

“We do not know the source or what type of medication it was, but have reached out to Island Health in case they cave concerns or advice,” add Russell.

The Colwood Parks team cleared the medication off the beach into about a half dozen garbage bags.

The city says it’s not clear what the pills are, or where they may have came from but believe it was likely from a passing ship.

The pills were strewn across the beach and while crews did their best to remove the medication, visitors of the beach are asked to be cautious, especially with children and pets.

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