11/26/2012 02:56 EST | Updated 01/26/2013 05:12 EST

Cougar reported in Victoria's James Bay

Victoria police are investigating after a resident reported seeing a cougar in the 100 block of Oswego Street near the James Bay Community School Centre early this morning.

Police say the B.C. Conservation Officer Service has been notified, police officers are patrolling the area and local schools have been advised of the sighting.