The Town of Turner Valley is warning of a cougar sighting.

On Wednesday evening (Dec. 28), they posted a warning on Facebook describing the sighting.

The cougar was reportedly seen in the Okalta area and had cubs with it.

Locals are asked to use caution in the area and to keep pets and children close by.

If you do see a cougar, it's recommended you don't run or turn your back, but rather back away slowly. 

If a cougar is close by, you should speak loudly and make yourself look big.