Possible cougar sighting at Sutherland dog park in Saskatoon

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A popular dog park in Saskatoon was temporarily closed after a possible cougar sighting.

Police said they received word of the possible sighting at Sutherland dog park at 9:19 p.m. on Thursday.

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People who were at the park were asked to leave by police, who said the park will remain closed to vehicles and pedestrians until further notice to ensure public safety.

On Friday morning, police said they, along with Ministry of Environment officials, searched the park but found no signs of the cougar.

Restrictions to the park have been lifted.

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Police are reminding the public to be mindful of wildlife along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.

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Last month, a cougar was spotted on a doorbell camera in Moose Jaw.

The cougar was later found and Moose Jaw police, in consultation with conservation officers, euthanized it due to public safety concerns.

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