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#1041 Mike K.

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:57 AM

Amazing! Thanks for that.

We just had a very late birth in the ‘hood. A fawn has shown up and looks about a quarter of the size of this year’s offspring.

As much as I hate them messing around on my lawn I love the little critters. I can sympathize with those who are not in favour of a cull.

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#1042 todd

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 03:36 PM

That's it I'm going to the butcher shop for some venison steaks.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

Amazing! Thanks for that.

We just had a very late birth in the ‘hood. A fawn has shown up and looks about a quarter of the size of this year’s offspring.

As much as I hate them messing around on my lawn I love the little critters. I can sympathize with those who are not in favour of a cull.

 

Yeah my uncle had a pet rat thought it cute.



#1044 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 05:36 AM

The dogs’ owners were able to corral the four dogs after several minutes, but by then the damage to the deer had been done. The video shows the deer lying in a sand trap in obvious pain.

 

As for the pack mentality, Pauwels says many dog owners don’t understand their pet’s instinctive drive to hunt.

 

“It gets magnified when they’re in a pack and a chase gets going and the animal runs away. They become like a wolf pack and dogs can act completely out of character and people just simply won’t believe it’s their dog that’s doing that. And when we can prove it by photographs they’re astonished.”

 

If the dogs’ owners are charged, fines can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on their cooperation.

 

 

https://vancouverisl...ourse-1.4628397

 

that seems like an odd way to set fines.


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#1045 todd

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:03 AM

That’s not my dog it’s a wolf.

#1046 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:23 AM

Nearly 400 dead dear disposed of last year by Victoria, Saanich, and Oak Bay crews

 

"Right now we are basically doing a cull, but we are using cars," says Oak Bay councillor

Victoria, Saanich, and Oak Bay city crews disposed of 394 deer last year. While most were killed accidentally by vehicles, 62 had to be dispatched by police. After a controversial attempt at a cull in 2015, Oak Bay is now alone in attempting a pilot project injecting deer with birth control.

 

Oak Bay councillor Hazel Braithwaite argued that funding for deer control has not been effective, and that the region is still killing deer, just doing so accidentally with vehicles rather than intentionally with traps.

 

Complaints to Oak Bay council about deer disposal have included a father who says his children witnessed an officer shooting one of the injured animals.

 

 

 

https://www.oakbayne...oak-bay-saanich

 

  this is exactly correct.  our urban streets are no place for deer.  period.


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#1047 Mike K.

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:18 AM

A cop shot a deer right outside my house last month after an older driver struck the animal.

 

On Friday afternoon another older driver struck a deer. He didn't even attempt to evade it or slow down like someone well aware of their surroundings would have done, he just smoked it, at-speed, as it stood on the damn road looking at him.


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#1048 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:32 AM

There were 300 animal crashes and 17,310 total crashes in 2007, which increased to 380 animal collisions and 17,830 total collisions in 2011.

 

 

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An awkward by-product of animal collisions are deer that stagger to nearby properties to die.

 

Any deer that dies on a private property in the CRD becomes the responsibility of the property owner. Unless it is on a boulevard or roadway, that can mean paying for a private hauler to take it away.

 

"Technically, it's the homeowner's responsibility and, in an absolutely lawful world, the animal crematorium would come and pick it up - at a price," said Marks, adding that Wild ARC fields numerous calls from homeowners who can't believe there is no method to dispose of a carcass.

 

Municipal officials quietly advise property owners that if the deer were to magically find its way to the side of the road, the problem would disappear.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...t-a-deer-1.3918


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#1049 todd

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:46 AM

A cop shot a deer right outside my house last month after an older driver struck the animal.
 
On Friday afternoon another older driver struck a deer. He didn't even attempt to evade it or slow down like someone well aware of their surroundings would have done, he just smoked it, at-speed, as it stood on the damn road looking at him.




Strategies: when an animal is in your path

If an animal is directly in front of you:
• Check your rear‐view mirror to see if there is a vehicle behind you, or if you can stop suddenly.
• Assess the risks and decide on an action. Can you stop safely? Can you steer around the animal? Would it be better to hit the animal or risk a crash?
• Slow down but resist the urge to slam on your brakes when you see an animal. This could send your vehicle out of control.
• Leave a wide margin when you drive around an animal. A frightened animal may run in any direction.
• If the animal is large and you can’t stop in time, brake firmly and steer to strike the animal at an angle. Let up on the brake pedal just before hitting the animal.
This will cause the front of your vehicle to rise and reduce the chance that the animal will come through the windshield.

https://www.icbc.com...driver-full.pdf
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#1050 Nparker

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:29 PM

THH22M has taken on our deer dilema

Greater Victoria’s infamous deer population were the focus of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes satirical sketch on Tuesday, Dec. 3. A laugh welcomed by many regarding a frequently polarizing subject in the Capital Regional District...

 

https://youtu.be/G75FM67NXG8

https://www.vicnews....control-method/

 



#1051 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 07:23 PM

that’s actually half funny.

#1052 Mike K.

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:38 PM

I encountered two deer strikes in two days this week, both just feet from each other. It’s quite sad that we’ve let things get to this point.

And I’ve had at least four deer killed right in front of my house since summer, two collisions I witnessed and two more the neighbours told be about, plus at least another someone else had seen and spoke about on social media.

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#1053 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:12 AM

 

...encountered two deer strikes in two days this week, both just feet from each other. It’s quite sad that we’ve let things get to this point.

And I’ve had at least four deer killed right in front of my house since summer,

 

What do you mean it's sad? This is happening because people love the deer so so much.



#1054 Nparker

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:12 AM

Welcome to the CRD. We love our deer to death.


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#1055 mbjj

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 04:17 PM

We have deer netting around the perimeter of our back yard as deer were coming in and eating all our vegetables. Lately we've seen deer poop again in the back yard and they ate the tops right off the beets but we couldn't figure out how they were getting in. Today I looked out and a doe was lying right in the middle of my plants. My husband ran out and chased her away and she went right over the fence and knocked down the eight foot deer netting. They sure are getting to be a nuisance and we're almost downtown.



#1056 Mike K.

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 06:53 AM

Just wait 'till one is followed to your yard by a mountain lion  :cheers:  


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