Saturday, December 5, 2020


Animals

Petition to ban hunting near Cowichan River Estuary after swan shooting gets 22K signatures

"The community shudders every time the blasts are heard."
Jody Wells Common Pochard Duck

Brentwood Bay local spots rare duck at Summit Park in historic sighting 

"I just had a moment of 'oh my, is that really what I see on the back of my camera?'"

Victoria WildARC caring for bald eagle in rough shape after fight with another eagle

She has been on oxygen and receiving treatments for several days.

Police issue alert after livestock killed by bear in Saanich

"If you have live stock nearby please be aware"

New disease suspected to have killed over 60 deer on B.C.’s Gulf Islands

The rare disease is not known to affect humans but is particularly deadly for fawns.
Orca baby

Endangered orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth to new healthy...

Tahlequah's new baby is "healthy and precocious."

German Shepherds are the most Googled dog breeds in B.C. and Canada this year

In related news, Happy International Dog Day!

Multiple cougar sightings reported in Saanich Monday night

Residents in the area are advised to keep their pets inside at this time.

Vancouver Island resident slapped with $345 fine for trying to keep baby deer

This is the second time this summer that an island resident has been fined for taking in wildlife

Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds launches campaign to support Victoria-based wildlife group

In just two days, the campaign has raised 77% of its goal amount

Vancouver Island reports higher than normal number of “abandoned” fawns and bear sightings

TLDR: leave those baby deer alone and lock up your garbage

RCMP issue warning after several sightings of a cougar in View Royal

Wildlife encounters have been on the rise over the past couple weeks.

Another bear spotted in Saanich on Wednesday morning

There have been four bear sightings in Greater Victoria over the past 24 hours

Bears spotted in Saanich and View Royal overnight

One of them was spotted eating from a bird feeder

“It’s the worst part of the job”: Bear euthanized in Langford after eating garbage

Conservation officers are urging the public to lock up their trash as bear activity ramps up in the region
Bear sighting

Black bear spotted in Saanich early Tuesday morning

The large bear was last seen on Carey Road

Ducklings rescued trying to cross busy Malahat highway after mother duck flew away scared

And the BC SPCA needs your help to take care of them 🐥

Black bear spotted rummaging through trash at Saanich residence

Authorities advise residents to secure their garbage, as hibernation season comes to an end

B.C. will make funding available for animal care facilities needing assistance during pandemic

Many facilities have noted a dramatic decline in donations and volunteers

Here’s why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Even if it looks lost or injured

How to socialize your puppy while social distancing during a pandemic

This professional trainer says your pups don't actually need to meet tons of people to be properly socialized!

Victoria’s Tally-Ho Carriage Tours launches GoFundMe campaign to help sustain horses

The company says they anticipate having no income for 12 months

Discovery Island wolf Takaya shot and killed by hunters in Shawnigan Lake

He was relocated to the west coast of Vancouver Island in January.

3rd annual pet food drive in memory of Cody the downtown business dog is...

He was a staple of downtown Victoria for 14 years.

James Bay wolf will be released into the wild: BC Conservation Service

He'd been spotted wandering around the neighbourhood for two days

Langford veterinary hospital hosting dog blood donation clinic this weekend

Need some four-legged heroes to raise their paws! 🐾❤️
newt

Salamander sighting stirs interest on Saanich Peninsula

Don’t be alarmed if you see this amphibian scuttling around your garden!

Nearly 400 rainbow trout died at Vancouver Island University facility last month

Due to a series of human and mechanical errors

Fish farm worker saves bald eagle from octopus in northern Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

“One hundred percent of reactions have just been, ‘Holy cow!’” 🐙

Cougar killed in Comox Valley after it was observed hunting domestic house cats

It was also seen lingering close to where children wait for their school bus

3-month-old puppy undergoes surgery in Victoria after getting hit by a car

She had four broken bones and skin abrasions caused by road rash.

BC SPCA is offering 50% off all pet adoptions next weekend

Do you have room in your home for a new family member? 🐾

Grey-white orca calf spotted near Sooke on Wednesday (PHOTOS)

One-year-old Tl'uk was travelling with his family 😍

Video captures 4 dogs attacking a deer at Bear Mountain golf course (VIDEO)

The deer had to be put down due to the extent of its injuries

Animal control rescue anxious dog stuck on the roof of an Esquimalt home

Pepper broke through the screen of an open second-floor window and onto the roof of the house

Endangered tropical sea turtle rescued by members of the public on Vancouver Island

'Berni' was found suffering from hypothermia near Port Alberni

BC will fund urban deer population control projects sought by local governments

Several people have reported being attacked or chased by deer on the island in the past year

Fisherman shocked after catching red-bellied piranha in Vancouver Island lake

It was the second of its kind found in the same lake
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