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Cougar spotted near Landing school
Measures were taken to protect students at a Vernon school after a cougar sighting Wednesday.
Staff at Okanagan Landing Elementary received a call at about 10:30 a.m. from a neighbour who stated they had observed a cougar.
Students were outside at the time for recess.
“All of the kids were brought in,” said Colleen Harvie, vice-principal.
“Conservation officers were called and they searched the area.”
In mid-December, there were also reports of a cougar near Mission Hill Elementary.
However, conservation officers determined that tracks in that case actually belonged to a large house cat.
Conservation officers could not be reached for comment about the case at Okanagan Landing Elementary.