Two possible cougar sightings near a Walnut Grove school should not unduly frighten residents, said B.C. Conservation Officer Jack Trudgian.
The cougar was spotted the second time in a few days near Ecole des Voyageurs French Immersion school in Walnut Grove last week.
On Friday, the school has sent home second letter to advise parents of the situation and the steps taken.
The first sighting prompted the school to alter its practices.
"As you know, the students spent recess and lunch periods inside the school all week. Given this latest cougar sighting, we have decided to follow the same procedures next week [Feb. 4-8] also," said Marie Fraser, of the school.
Cougars are known to exist in South Langley, and may move through ravines following food supplies, including deer, Trudgian said. If spotted, never, ever run away from one, he said, but talk calmly and walk to safety.
After seeing one, call the Conservation service at 1-877-952-7277.