Possible cougar sighting near Saanich Commonwealth Place

Police were called about the sighting, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the 4600-block of Pipeline Rd. The animal was described as “dark coloured” and “larger than an average-sized cat.”

  • Aug. 14, 2011 6:00 a.m.

An animal with a “cougar-like tail” was spotted Sunday morning in a wooded area behind Saanich Commonwealth Place.

Police were called about the sighting, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the 4600-block of Pipeline Rd. The animal was described as “dark coloured” and “larger than an average-sized cat.”

There have been no other reports of the animal in the area.

For information on cougar safety, police recommend this website.