The animals were spotted at about 2:40 p.m. on Sunday.
Together with personnel from the Ministry of Environment, Saskatoon Police Service patrol officers and the police’s air support unit searched the area along the riverbank for the animals, but none were located.
Police have left the area but advise the public to be aware of wildlife along the riverbank.
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Dan Mikolay, a WildSafe B.C. co-ordinator from Maple Ridge, said there are things you can do when coming in contact with a cougar:
- Make yourself big.
- Make loud noises.
- Maintain eye contact.
- Do not turn your head.
- Do not leave the area until the cougar leaves.