Cougar spotted in Oak Bay neighbourhood

Rare sighting coincides with others in Saanich last week

Oak Bay police responded to a report of a possible cougar sighting on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Henderson Road in the early evening of Jan. 13.

The location is not far from the Ten Mile Point neighbourhood of Saanich, where numerous cougar sightings have been reported to Saanich police, said Oak Bay Deputy Chief Kent Thom.

“It’s our first (cougar sighting) in the last little while. We’ve had them in the past.”