Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A CRUEL ACT IN OAK BAY



You might wonder how a buck got himself into a situation like this. You might even wonder if this is possible. Are these pictures photo-shopped? They are not.

Newly opened deer fencing, still folded, was thrown onto the head of this six-point buck. He was first noticed on Friday evening at 6:30 pm. His condition quickly deteriorated, and on Saturday he was tranquilized by a conversation officer on Linkleas Avenue and the netting was removed. The torn package from the new fencing was found not far from the first sighting.

Violence towards “urban deer” is escalating. In recent months poaching with crossbows has increased in the CRD. In Invermere, landscape workers on private property harrassed and threw rocks at a doe with three fawns, killing her.

So-called urban deer have much more to fear from us than we do from them.

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