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#1061 Mike K.

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:34 AM

Yup, we certainly do.

I believe there’s a correlation with the deer population, no?

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#1062 Redd42

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:03 AM

I'm pretty sure this is what I found last night when going to bed. Felt a very sore small lump (about the size of a quarter) on the side of my leg. Small black spot of some substance in the middle - now realize was likely a tick. 

 

Area is still swollen though hasn't changed. There is a small hole in the skin in the middle of the spot where the tick went in and I pulled it out. 



#1063 todd

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 12:37 PM

Justin Bieber: Singer reveals he has Lyme disease: https://www.bbc.com/...t-arts-51041033


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#1064 todd

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 08:40 AM

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



“..A new disease is suspected to have killed over 60 deer on at least two B.C. Gulf Islands, according to the province.

The cause of death is suspected to be adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD), a virus that was initially discovered in California, but has so far never been recorded in B.C....“


https://www.cbc.ca/n...lands-1.5748622

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#1065 todd

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 08:49 AM

Almost stepped in a dead deer walking through Uplands Park last week.

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#1066 LJ

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 08:00 PM

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



“..A new disease is suspected to have killed over 60 deer on at least two B.C. Gulf Islands, according to the province.

The cause of death is suspected to be adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD), a virus that was initially discovered in California, but has so far never been recorded in B.C....“


https://www.cbc.ca/n...lands-1.5748622

Finally, the cull we so desperately need.


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#1067 todd

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:23 AM

Finally, the cull we so desperately need.

 

Can it be transmitted to humans, livestock or pets?

There is no evidence that this deer adenovirus can be transmitted to humans and research supports that it is not transmitted to livestock or pets. Although there is no known human health risk from the virus, hunters are advised not to consume meat from animals found dead, obviously ill or acting abnormally prior to death. 

 

https://www2.gov.bc....ase_in_deer.pdf


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#1068 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 02:02 PM

i always eat the meat of animals acting abnormally right before death. to me it always tastes better plus it’s a super fun conversation piece with my date.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 October 2020 - 02:03 PM.


#1069 todd

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 02:09 PM

Yep going to need to put a stop to that.
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#1070 Mike K.

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 12:50 PM

VicPD had to assist conservation officers today when two bucks became entangled: 

 

Victoria, BC – Two Blacktail bucks are free after a B.C. Conservation Officer Service officer and VicPD Patrol officers teamed up to rescue them while keeping bystanders safe after they became entangled in a fishing net and were spotted in Fairfield on Sunday.

 

Patrol officers were called to the intersection of Kipling and Richardson Streets just after 10 a.m. on Sunday for a report that two deer were in distress. When officers arrived, they discovered two bucks entangled in a fishing net and dragging a large, wheelbarrow-sized piece of driftwood. The deer were surrounded by area residents who were observing the incident.

 

An officer with B.C.’s Conservation Officer Service arrived and the officers worked together to sedate and free the deer. At several points during the process officers had to remind curious bystanders to stay back to give the animals and officers room to work. The plan was successful and the deer were safely sedated and cut free of the fishing line.

Officers utilized their Patrol van and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service’s truck to transport the two tranquilized bucks to a safe site away from urban areas. The bucks were safely released into the wild.

 

View a video at: https://youtu.be/19mVbHIyp6s


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#1071 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 12:59 PM

 

Officers utilized their Patrol van and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service’s truck to transport the two tranquilized bucks to a safe site away from urban areas. The bucks were safely released into the wild.

 

View a video at: https://youtu.be/19mVbHIyp6s

 

just in time for hunting season.

 

https://www.bclaws.c...atreg/190_84_09

 

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#1072 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 09:44 PM

Motion passed by CRD to conduct study on urban deer strategies...
http://www.cfax1070....news&Itemid=155

...meanwhile in our backyards, the rut is on.

 

moving along at about the pace we would expect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With deer-human conflicts on the rise, at least anecdotally, around Greater Victoria, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins reiterated a request for a regional deer management strategy.

 

Only Oak Bay has received provincial funding to help address its urban deer issue. With the Township of Esquimalt still trying to gain provincial support for its own deer management study, which would enhance work being done in Oak Bay, the mayor restated her desire for local municipalities to work together as a cost-saving measure.

 

 

 

https://www.saanichn...eer-management/


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#1073 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 03:43 AM

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director Mike Hicks’ comments illustrated the urban-rural divide that often overshadow regional discussions.

“We are the largest land mass in the CRD by far, and we do not have a problem with deer, we hunt them, we shoot them,” he said. “As far as counting deer in the Juan de Fuca, that’s just absurd, it would be impossible.”



https://www.vicnews....-a-non-starter/

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#1074 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 05:12 AM

Taxpayers actually had to pay for this report?

 

 

 

 

Oak Bay’s black-tailed deer are drawn to large lots with lush green vegetation in the north and south ends of the district, preferring them to small- and medium-sized lots and areas with lots of roads.

 

That’s one of the findings in a report on deer habitat prepared for Oak Bay council by an ­independent research team in collaboration with the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society.

 

https://www.timescol...y-finds-4800908

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure every single finding is consistent with what we already know about deer behaviour.


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#1075 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 04:34 PM

BREAKING: Insidious devastating cruel rodent dies.



A small female raccoon spent its final days dragging a leg-hold trap through Oak Bay and chewing off body parts in a failed bid for freedom.

The animal was discovered in the 2000-block of Lansdowne Road on the weekend, where the animal – and the trap, snapped onto its front right leg – was tangled in black landscape netting. A resident called Oak Bay police who called the B.C. Conservation Service and officers from both agencies got the animal safely off to the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) in Metchosin.

https://www.vicnews....-rehab-centre/#



I actually think those few days of dragging the trap around made that rodent finally think of and reflect on all the bad sh*t it did over the years.

I mean, 2 or more days is seriously time to reflect on your little bandit life.

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#1076 todd

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 10:08 PM

“Deer found to be infected with COVID-19 in Quebec; no cases so far in B.C.“: https://www.timescol...r-in-bc-4820208

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#1077 Klapecki

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 06:47 AM

I raised this issue a couple of weeks ago. With deer as a Covid reserve, there is little chance of it going away.

#1078 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 06:52 AM

study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service found antibodies to the COVID virus in 33 per cent of white-tailed deer sampled in New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois between January 2020 and March 2021. The study was conducted because white-tailed deer number about 30 million in the U.S. and the animals often come into close contact with people, the USDA said.




Close contact? That’s odd.

#1079 Mike K.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 09:15 AM

Oddly enough, wild deer populations on the south Island are migrating north due to climate change, scientists say. Up until recently it was because of urban sprawl/more human activity, but that was more rhetoric.

Oak Bay’s report shows just how backwards we are. We need to control these animals and keep them out of our cities. They don’t thrive in urban environments, they survive there. And they get there by following lush vegetation growing in people’s yards, they don’t “prefer” to be in the cities.

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#1080 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 09:26 AM

And they get there by following lush vegetation growing in people’s yards, they don’t “prefer” to be in the cities.

 

I'm not willing to say that without more study.


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