Cougar spotted in James Bay

Anyone who sees the cougar is asked to call 250-995-7654

Cougar spotted in James Bay

A cougar has been sighted in James Bay early Thursday morning.

According to Victoria police, the cougar was seen along Menzies Street around 7:05 a.m.

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

There have also been reports of cougar sightings in Comox Valley.

Report of a cougar spotted between McPhee and Fitzgerald at 17 st at noon. Courtenay Elementary School has been advised.

Posted by Comox Valley Record Newsroom on Thursday, April 27, 2017

The last time a cougar was spotted in James Bay was October 2015. Police tracked the cougar, as nearby schools were locked down as a precaution.

After being chased through backyards in the 200-blocks of Mighican, Ontario and Superior streets near the B.C. legislature for several hours, the cougar was tranquilized and relocated.

kendra.wong@vicnews.com