Cougar and cub sighting at Victoria Beach
There are posters up at the general store and post office in Victoria Beach asking residents to be extra cautious.
Three sightings of a cougar and a cub were reported over the holidays.
Police Chief Stewart MacPherson said one of the sightings was by a wildlife biologist.
"We knew that we had a cougar. Now that we know there is a cougar with a cub there is a mating pair. And that just makes us very cautious."
MacPherson says bears in the area are common, but cougars are very elusive.
" And on route there are a number of fishing huts. But it just makes it a little more, with the cub, the female is going to be very protective."
MacPherson says there are a lot of deer and wolves in the R-M and the wildlife population is high.
He says natural resources officers are aware of the cougar but they aren't tracking it.