Jump to content

      



























Photo

Wildlife Population Management


  • Please log in to reply
371 replies to this topic

#301 dasmo

dasmo

    Grand Master ✔

  • Member
  • 15,483 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 09:24 AM

Well…. I have found a human skull. But I couldn’t keep it.

#302 Matt R.

Matt R.

    Randy Diamond

  • Member
  • 7,969 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 12:51 PM

This employee may well have a wrongful termination case. Show me in policy where it says you can't do this. Heck, show me in law where it says you can't do this.


Wouldn’t this just be regular old theft? Surely they don’t let the staff root around the dumpsters for treasure.

#303 lanforod

lanforod
  • Member
  • 11,314 posts
  • LocationSaanich

Posted 08 February 2024 - 01:36 PM

Wouldn’t this just be regular old theft? Surely they don’t let the staff root around the dumpsters for treasure.

 

No. https://whatisnotleg...egal-in-canada/



#304 Matt R.

Matt R.

    Randy Diamond

  • Member
  • 7,969 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 01:40 PM

I guess these dumpsters are technically on public property? That means anyone can go and root around? Noice.

#305 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 02:03 PM

Hold on, what general store do you run, again?
  • lanforod likes this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#306 Matt R.

Matt R.

    Randy Diamond

  • Member
  • 7,969 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 02:24 PM

That’s private property, bub.
  • Victoria Watcher likes this

#307 Matt R.

Matt R.

    Randy Diamond

  • Member
  • 7,969 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 02:24 PM

Hold on, what general store do you run, again?


Find me with a cougar head for sale, local, organic!
  • Victoria Watcher likes this

#308 aastra

aastra
  • Member
  • 20,731 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 02:35 PM

If we're now saying rooting around in a dumpster is a crime worthy of very severe punishment then I'd suggest this decapitated cougar incident might have about a million cases ahead of it in the docket.


  • Matt R. and dasmo like this

#309 Matt R.

Matt R.

    Randy Diamond

  • Member
  • 7,969 posts

Posted 08 February 2024 - 02:59 PM

So we are saying that because it was in a dumpster on public land it’s not considered theft? Otherwise what were grounds for dismissal?

Maybe this isn’t the first severed head incident. How close did we check the raccoon. Jamie, look that up.
  • Mike K., lanforod and Victoria Watcher like this

#310 lanforod

lanforod
  • Member
  • 11,314 posts
  • LocationSaanich

Posted 08 February 2024 - 03:09 PM

I'd wager that if it were some dead equipment thrown in the dumpster the person took instead, they'd still be employed.


  • Matt R. likes this

#311 lanforod

lanforod
  • Member
  • 11,314 posts
  • LocationSaanich

Posted 08 February 2024 - 03:09 PM

And no, thats not a euphemism for anything a blue pill might revive.



#312 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,736 posts

Posted 28 February 2024 - 04:01 AM

Youbou loses beloved Roosevelt elk, Bob

 

The stately and sometimes mischievous elk died after being hit by a car on Sunday
 
 
When she first moved to Youbou 50 years ago, elk did not come into the community the way they do now, said Stokes, who thinks human activity altered their habitat, pushing them into the area about 12 to 13 years ago.
 
screenshot-www.google.com-2024.02.28-07_01_41.png
 
:confused:

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 28 February 2024 - 04:02 AM.


#313 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,736 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 04:53 AM

Memorial service for Bob the elk set for Sunday afternoon in Youbou

 

Believed be about 14 years old when he died, Bob was a familiar sight in Youbou, where he lived for many years
 
 
 
 
 
screenshot-www.google.com-2024.03.08-07_51_57 copy.jpg
 
 
 
 

A memorial service for Bob, a popular Roosevelt elk that died after being hit by a car, is set for Sunday at the Youbou Little League Park.

 

Everyone will have a chance to share stories about Bob, a favourite among local residents and visitors, said Matt Baird, one of the event organizers.

 

From there, the event will move up Youbou Road, where Bob died last month, to view a memorial placed in his honour.

 

All are welcome to then gather at the Youbou Bar and Grill, Baird said.

 

 

 

 

 

He would mooch for food at area homes and lounge in the grass around houses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ironically, Bob probably died because the locals fed him.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 March 2024 - 04:57 AM.


#314 max.bravo

max.bravo
  • Member
  • 1,882 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 07:45 AM

It's no joke about Bob the elk. I was in Youbou for work earlier this week and it's the only thing people could talk about. Some of the older people were genuinely choked up about it. They had photo albums, stories about Bob licking their head, etc. 

Prior to Bob being killed the community had raised the funds for a carved Bob statue, but the CRD said No to putting it on the community owned land. I'm not kidding- Bob was a real friendly local to these people. They knew him up close and personal for years. 



#315 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,736 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 07:48 AM

They all fed him. Over time he became friendly. Since he liked the easy food.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 March 2024 - 07:48 AM.


#316 max.bravo

max.bravo
  • Member
  • 1,882 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 07:53 AM

Yes, they admit this. There's one woman in particular who is known for feeding him locally. Bob would go down to Barb's house every day apparently. He was hit crossing the road going to her house most likely. 



#317 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,736 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 07:57 AM

Country folk are supposed to know you are not to feed wildlife.

Heck, some conservation officials think you should not feed wild birds, but most politicians are not yet on board with that yet.


The BC SPCA generally doesn’t recommend feeding wildlife – but what about bird feeders? Although common worldwide, bird feeding does carry risks.

https://spca.bc.ca/f...avian influenza.

In the absence of disease outbreaks, feed birds only in harsh winter conditions, and follow these tips:

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 March 2024 - 07:58 AM.


#318 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 07:59 AM

Likely because cats kill so many, that if we didn’t feed them, bird populations in urban areas would plummet, and insect populations would skyrocket.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#319 max.bravo

max.bravo
  • Member
  • 1,882 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 08:03 AM

my neighbors have 10+ bird feeders around their yard. It's a mess. Squirrels, rats, birdseed all over the place. 


  • Matt R. likes this

#320 dasmo

dasmo

    Grand Master ✔

  • Member
  • 15,483 posts

Posted 08 March 2024 - 08:10 AM

We have lots of birds and no feeders. Also when I lived in Vic West which was urban. We don’t need to feed them. Just not deprive them. Trees and bird friendly plants and gardens. Less pesticides etc. I’m not anti feeding however. At this point it’s expected so you are probably right about the plummet. If it was to stop, it would need to be slow. That’s why I never do humming bird feeders. I’m way too delinquent.

You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users