Sask. town on alert after cougars sighted near school
A cougar is seen in this file photo. (AP / The Daily Herald, Mark Mulligan)
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:50AM EST
GRAVELBOURG, Sask. -- Residents of a southeastern Saskatchewan town are on alert this week after Saskatchewan Environment and the RCMP put out a warning about cougars spotted in Gravelbourg.
People on the southern edge of the community have seen the same one a few times near Ecole Secondaire College Mattieu, a kindergarten to grade 12 school.
Leo Michaud, who works in the school's maintenance department says after he heard the news, he wanted to see what he could find.
He says near a row of trees behind the football field he found huge pawprints.
The school says they have already warned parents of the sightings and will be taking precautions to make sure kids are safe at all times.
Michaud has lived in Gravelbourg his whole life, and says it's not the first time residents of the town have been warned about cougars in the area.