08/28/2013 10:30 EDT | Updated 10/28/2013 05:12 EDT

Victoria Cougar Sighting On Esquimalt Road Has Police On Alert

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VICTORIA - Victoria police are once again warning people that a cougar may be on the prowl in the city.

Const. Mike Russell says officers were called to an area on Esquimalt Road in the early morning after a man reported he and a friend had spotted a large cougar.

Russell says officers are scouring the area, and are notifying daycares and other nearby facilities even though they have yet to find the big cat.

Last month, Victoria police issued a similar warning in a downtown neighbourhood after a possible sighting near a community centre.

Officers never did find the animal, but they believed the report was credible.

Anyone who sees a cougar is urged to call 911.

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