Wildlife

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Enderby farmers caught between coyotes and bylaw tickets

The Smith family is stuck in a Catch-22 between protecting their livestock and incurring noise complaints

 

The North Okanagan Naturalists' Club completed its annual swan and eagle counts Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Claude Rioux - NONC photo)

North Okanagan bird count shows decrease in swan and eagle numbers

Trumpeter swans were down 61 per cent from last year’s count; eagles down 14 per cent

 

After a Vernon resident tried to domesticate a pair of gopher snakes, BC Conservation Service reminded that it is against the law to keep wild animals in one’s possession. (Yuval Levy/Unsplash)

Wild gopher snakes aren’t pets: Vernon conservation officer

After resident kept two gopher snakes in home, conservation reminds it’s illegal to domesticate wildlife

 

A cow moose wanders around the Silver Star Elementary School neighbourhood Tuesday, Jan. 19. (Contributed)

Public provoking blamed for moose chasing Okanagan residents

‘The problem is people are bugging it’ conservation officer

A cow moose wanders around the Silver Star Elementary School neighbourhood Tuesday, Jan. 19. (Contributed)
Vernon-area photographer Carla Hunt snapped this photo of the ‘biggest bobcat’ she’s ever seen Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Carla Hunt - Contributed)

‘Biggest bobcat I’ve ever seen’: Vernon-area photographer

Photographer Carla Hunt captures wild cat on camera

Vernon-area photographer Carla Hunt snapped this photo of the ‘biggest bobcat’ she’s ever seen Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Carla Hunt - Contributed)
A cow moose wanders around the Silver Star Elementary School neighbourhood Tuesday, Jan. 19. (Contributed)

Moose chases two people near North Okanagan school

Conservation and dog control attending to the situation

A cow moose wanders around the Silver Star Elementary School neighbourhood Tuesday, Jan. 19. (Contributed)
A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)

A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits B.C. property

Experts say interesting look may be result of an injury rather than an odd birth defect

A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)
A manatee was found with ‘Trump’ drawn on its back in Florida. (Center for Biological Diversity)

Manatee in Florida found with ‘Trump’ drawn on back, officials say

The manatee does not appear to be seriously injured, officials said

A manatee was found with ‘Trump’ drawn on its back in Florida. (Center for Biological Diversity)
Wrought iron picket fences can be deadly to wildlife. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service file photo)

North Okanagan deer impaled by fence believed dead: CO

Conservation Officers called to Westshore Estates

Wrought iron picket fences can be deadly to wildlife. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service file photo)
A gopher snake, around 50 centimetres in length, was found lurking in the crawlspace of a Summerland home. (Contributed)

Snake in Summerland makes surprise appearance during festive season

Resident discovers gopher snake in crawlspace of house

A gopher snake, around 50 centimetres in length, was found lurking in the crawlspace of a Summerland home. (Contributed)
Several attempts to capture Kevin has taken place without success. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Kevin, the famous Penticton goose, eludes rescue

The hope is to have Kevin rescued before the lake freezes

Several attempts to capture Kevin has taken place without success. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
An Armstrong resident shared video of a beaver gnawing away on a stick to Facebook Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Robyn Civic Adnoh photo)

WATCH: Beaver gnaws away in Armstrong wetlands

A resident captured video of a beaver chewing happily in a local creek Friday

An Armstrong resident shared video of a beaver gnawing away on a stick to Facebook Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Robyn Civic Adnoh photo)
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

Research concludes effective mitigation could address train speed and ability of wildlife to see trains

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Meet B.C.’s only cowboy cop; a voice for the livestock industry

Cpl. Cory Lepine serves as a bridge between the law and those who make a living off the land

RCMP Cpl. Cory Lepine pictured at BC Livestock Producers Co. in Kamloops, Nov. 16. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Sparring bucks. Image: YouTube.

Duelling bucks stop traffic on Highway 97 near Peachland

An Okanagan man caught the action on video

Sparring bucks. Image: YouTube.
A mountain goat strolled up to the front bumper of Sean and Patrick Kavanagh's truck on Nov. 9. (Photo Submitted)

Video: Okanagan hunters get close look at curious mountain goat

The goat walked down a logging road to within a few feet of Sean and Patrick Kavanagh’s truck.

A mountain goat strolled up to the front bumper of Sean and Patrick Kavanagh's truck on Nov. 9. (Photo Submitted)
Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)

WATCH: Wild horses visit Okanagan home

A Penticton woman woke to find some unexpected guests in her yard Sunday

Wild horses have roamed the South Okanagan for years. (File photo)
Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)

Bear cub tries to cross U.S.-Canada border, taken to wildlife shelter instead

Angelika Langen said “Annie” is in good health despite being only 21.2 lbs

Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)
While Revelstoke has one of the oldest bear awareness societies in the province, the city has yet to implement a community wide bear-proof garbage system. (Submitted)

Saving bears: Revelstoke’s garbage dilemma

More than 400 bears have been killed in the city since 1986

While Revelstoke has one of the oldest bear awareness societies in the province, the city has yet to implement a community wide bear-proof garbage system. (Submitted)
A male deer was spotted with an arrow through its back near a Columbia Street home Oct. 19, 2020 in Penticton. (Dave Katt / Facebook)

Deer with arrow through back spotted roaming Penticton

Conservation officers are searching for the animal

A male deer was spotted with an arrow through its back near a Columbia Street home Oct. 19, 2020 in Penticton. (Dave Katt / Facebook)