Oh, deer... BC Conservation Officer Service reveals strangest calls of 2021

Jan 4 2022, 4:50 pm

From a cat fight to deer with a lopsided ear… The BC Conservation Officer Service is out with its top ten list of the most unique calls of 2021.

Now, for context, the BC Conservation Officer Service is, “is a public safety provider focused on natural resource law enforcement and human wildlife conflicts prevention and response. Our vision is to be a progressive and respected leader in environmental compliance and enforcement, shared stewardship and public safety.”

Ok, to the calls!

Ever come across a deer with a lopsided ear? One person did and decided to state she saw this unique deer crossing the street.

Another one of the calls included possibly seeing a cougar in a pink collar in her backyard…But she wasn’t sure. Apparently the animal, definitely *not* a dog, was drinking water from her pond.

What would you do if you saw a bear in your backyard? The BCCOS says someone called asking how they could be compensated since a bear keeps damaging the shed to get to the garbage stored inside. 

Here’s the full list:

Deer with a Lopsided Ear

Caller states she saw a deer with a lopsided ear walking across the street.

Cougar with a Pink Collar

Caller isn’t sure, but there may have been a cougar in her backyard two days ago drinking water from her pond. She mentioned it had a pink collar at the end of the call.

Cat Fight

Caller advises that her two indoor cats were screaming and freaking out last night. The caller woke up to something jumping against the bedroom window. The caller thinks it was a large cat.

Rustling in the Bushes

Caller advises that he was walking home and heard rustling in the bushes. He is not sure what it was but says it was not a cat, dog, raccoon or snake.

Spooky Siesta 

Caller reports seeing a light brown and white animal in his backyard sleeping. The caller is very concerned as to why this animal chose his backyard to rest in (no address or further animal description was given).

Bear Compensation?

Caller is frustrated that a bear repeatedly keeps damaging her shed to get to the garbage stored inside. She is wondering how she can get compensated for the damage.

Smoky Situation

Roommate was burning charcoal and cardboard in a portable barbecue directly under the caller’s open bedroom window, which filled with smoke. The caller has health issues and roommate knows this. Caller would like someone to tell his roommate not to burn so close to the house.

Bird Feeders

Caller reports a black bear that came to his property and got into a bird feeder in his yard, even knocking over a fence and post to access it. The caller stated he then moved the bird feeder onto the porch.

Otter Orthodontics

Caller states an otter is sitting on a log and appears to be irritated with its mouth.

Porcupine Nests

Caller advises he has two nests on his property from an unknown species. He thinks they could be porcupines but not entirely sure.

You can find out more about the BC Conservation Officer Service and what should be reported, here.

Amanda WawrykAmanda Wawryk

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