Wildlife

Bear seen hunting down a rabbit in Whistler, B.C., on May 25, 2020. (danielmb101/Instagram)

VIDEO: Bear catches ‘rascally rabbit’ for breakfast near Whistler bus stop

The brief encounter of the bear hunting its meal has gone viral

Bear seen hunting down a rabbit in Whistler, B.C., on May 25, 2020. (danielmb101/Instagram)
A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)

Vernon turtle survives ‘cowardly attack’

Wildlife expert says painted turtle is lucky to be alive and will be transported to a sanctuary

A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)
A young turkey vulture was the beneficiary of a rescue attempt after it was attacked by an eagle and left to drown in Departure Bay on the weekend. (Hilary Eastmure photo)

Nanaimo kayakers try their best to save turkey vulture attacked by eagles

Long-weekend paddle in Departure Bay turns into wildlife rescue attempt

A young turkey vulture was the beneficiary of a rescue attempt after it was attacked by an eagle and left to drown in Departure Bay on the weekend. (Hilary Eastmure photo)
A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)

B.C. painted turtle the victim of ‘cowardly attack’

The turtle suffered broken legs and was turned in to an Okanagan wildlife group Tuesday

A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)
A bald eagle tracks a male mallard duck at 103 Mile Lake. (Photo credit: Murray Zelt)

PHOTOS: Hungry hawk versus reluctant rattler showdown recorded by B.C. photographer

Not the first time photographer was in right place at right time to document an unusual encounter

A bald eagle tracks a male mallard duck at 103 Mile Lake. (Photo credit: Murray Zelt)
An endangered American white pelican found near death on a lake in B.C.’s southern Okanagan last fall is to be reunited with its flock on May 19, 2020. (Wildlife Rescue photo)

Injured pelican found near death in B.C. heads to Williams Lake after rehab

The bird, found near Oliver, underwent seven months of rehabilitation

An endangered American white pelican found near death on a lake in B.C.’s southern Okanagan last fall is to be reunited with its flock on May 19, 2020. (Wildlife Rescue photo)
B.C. Conservation Officer Service. (Black Press file photo)

Warning signs posted, cougar not found after attacking dogs near Nanaimo River

B.C. Conservation Officer Service notified of ‘similar’ cougar encounters this month

B.C. Conservation Officer Service. (Black Press file photo)
VIDEO: Rare baby owl now being reared by its parents in Lower Mainland sanctuary

VIDEO: Rare baby owl now being reared by its parents in Lower Mainland sanctuary

Chick J is back in the nest with mom and dad as part of a unique Langley breeding program

VIDEO: Rare baby owl now being reared by its parents in Lower Mainland sanctuary
Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, spotted this grizzly bear in the vicinity while he was out on a walk. (Submitted photo)

After grizzly spotted in Sayward, mayor warns not to come searching for the bears

Wildlife warnings have been issued in Sayward, but people are ignoring it and going out in search of the bear to get photographs

Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, spotted this grizzly bear in the vicinity while he was out on a walk. (Submitted photo)
Wild Wise Sooke is urging the public to be bear aware. (Photo by Brian Rundle)

Bear watchers urge bear awareness

Educational group kicks up social media presence in response to social distancing.

Wild Wise Sooke is urging the public to be bear aware. (Photo by Brian Rundle)
An Asian giant hornet from the nest eradicated at Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy John Holubeshen)

Beekeepers in Nanaimo watching out for what are now being called ‘murder hornets’

Asian giant hornets haven’t been seen on Vancouver Island since nest eradicated last fall

An Asian giant hornet from the nest eradicated at Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy John Holubeshen)
In this April 23, 2020, photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, a researcher holds a dead Asian giant hornet in Blaine, Wash. The world’s largest hornet, a 2-inch long killer with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state and entomologists are making plans to wipe it out. Dubbed the “Murder Hornet” by some, the Asian giant hornet has a sting that could be fatal to some humans. It is just now starting to emerge from hibernation. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture via AP)

‘Murder Hornets,’ with sting that can kill, land in Washington State

The hornet was sighted for the first time in the U.S. last December

In this April 23, 2020, photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, a researcher holds a dead Asian giant hornet in Blaine, Wash. The world’s largest hornet, a 2-inch long killer with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state and entomologists are making plans to wipe it out. Dubbed the “Murder Hornet” by some, the Asian giant hornet has a sting that could be fatal to some humans. It is just now starting to emerge from hibernation. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture via AP)
A white-tailed fawn rests in a clump of grass. (Design Pics)

COVID-19 not leading to increased wildlife, you just have more time on your hands: biologist

People have had more time to actually notice the critters that usually turn up in the spring

A white-tailed fawn rests in a clump of grass. (Design Pics)
The latest cub at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Crumpet, is fed milk via syringe. (NIWRA photo)

Crumpet the orphaned bear cub recovering at Vancouver Island wildlife centre

Baby bruin found weak and underweight in Qualicum Beach

The latest cub at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Crumpet, is fed milk via syringe. (NIWRA photo)
The moat at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery near Cranbrook, where a group of pesky river otters were fishing for meals in the summer of 2019. (Courtesy of Owen Schoenberger)

Trout ‘doing quite well’ at Kootenay hatchery after otters, who ate 150 fish, relocated

River otters had been pillaging a moat outside the facility for months, gobbling up about 150 trout

The moat at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery near Cranbrook, where a group of pesky river otters were fishing for meals in the summer of 2019. (Courtesy of Owen Schoenberger)
B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Submitted)

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in Vancouver Island ditch

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

B.C. conservation officers were called on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to remove five hog carcasses from a ditch in Coombs. (Submitted)
Tina Hein of the Raptor Rescue Society holds an eagle that was rescued after it ate poisoned meat on the weekend. The bird is one of several that were being released from care at Island Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Ten poisoned eagles rushed to veterinary hospital in Nanaimo

Eagles stricken after eating flesh of euthanized animal at Nanaimo Regional Landfill

Tina Hein of the Raptor Rescue Society holds an eagle that was rescued after it ate poisoned meat on the weekend. The bird is one of several that were being released from care at Island Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Tina Hein of the Raptor Rescue Society holds an eagle that was rescued after it ate poisoned meat on the weekend. The bird is one of several that were being released from care at Island Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Ten poisoned eagles rushed to Nanaimo for treatment

Eagles stricken after eating flesh of euthanized animal at Nanaimo Regional Landfill

Tina Hein of the Raptor Rescue Society holds an eagle that was rescued after it ate poisoned meat on the weekend. The bird is one of several that were being released from care at Island Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
This is bald eagle #57. She was found by good samaritans in Campbell River on Feb. 11 and brought to MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. Caregivers say she is very weak and can’t stand or lift her head for very long. She tested positive for lead poisoning and is the rescue centre’s ninth eagle to have lead poisoning this year. Screen capture Gyl Andersen – MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre

Island wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

This is bald eagle #57. She was found by good samaritans in Campbell River on Feb. 11 and brought to MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. Caregivers say she is very weak and can’t stand or lift her head for very long. She tested positive for lead poisoning and is the rescue centre’s ninth eagle to have lead poisoning this year. Screen capture Gyl Andersen – MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

B.C. cub that woke early from hibernation taken to sanctuary

Yearling was taken to Northern Lights Wildlife Society in northern B.C.

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)