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UPDATE: Cougar report spurs police search in Oak Bay

Sighting reported to police at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Henderson Road and Neil Street
A 911 caller reported a cougar in Oak Bay Nov. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay police did not find a cougar Tuesday morning, despite extensive patrols, after a 911 caller reported seeing one near Carnarvon Rotary Waterpark.

The caller said they spotted the cougar at the intersection of Henderson Road and Neil Street at around 6:30 a.m., according to Oak Bay Police Department Chief Ray Bernoties.

“We haven’t received any other calls of sightings and we’re encouraging the public to call 911 if they see it,” Bernoties told Black Press Media.

Officers advised area schools and daycares of the possible risk and alerted the BC Conservation Service.

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