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Okanagan Landing cougar sighting

Another cougar was spotted near an elementary school in Vernon, this time in Okanagan Landing.

Vernon RCMP were called to a cougar sighting in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive at 3:15 a.m. Monday morning.

RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says it is a concern because this area is blocks away from Okanagan Landing Elementary, but in the same breath the area backs onto a hill that is normal territory for wildlife.

“Our officers did drive around, but could not locate the cougar,” said Molendyk. “It is not unusual to see a cougar in that area, but we did put out a warning as this is an area children walk to and from school in.”

Conservation officers are aware of the issue and will be monitoring the situation.

Read about cougar sightings in Coldstream.

If you have photos or video of the cougar send them to [email protected]

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