A big cat prowled a Sidney neighbourhood Tuesday night, or not.
Peter Pauwels, an officer with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, describes the reports of a cougar at the intersection of Weiler Avenue and Iroquois Way as “unverified.”
Pauwels said his office received the report just around midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Pauwels said his office did not directly respond because of the late hour. He said police handled the situation as per prior agreement with his office. Conservation officers respond if police identify a legitimate threat to public safety.
The area of the apparent sighting is a quiet residential neighbourhood home to several children, near Tulista Park just off Lochside Drive. Pauwels said his office receives multiple unverified reports of cougars from the Sidney and North Saanich area weekly.
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