Wildlife

Aldergrove resident Kristy Addison was delighted to locate the couple who came to her rescue after three coyotes became aggressive while she was walking her dog Cena in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. (Facebook)

Aldergrove woman rescued from coyote attack locates Good Samaritans

Says ‘heaven-sent’ couple in SUV saved her and her small dog

Aldergrove resident Kristy Addison was delighted to locate the couple who came to her rescue after three coyotes became aggressive while she was walking her dog Cena in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. (Facebook)
Langley’s Pat Cooper was mesmerized by a barred owl she spotted recently in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 5, 2022
Langley’s Pat Cooper was mesmerized by a barred owl she spotted recently in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In a photo posted to Facebook, Kristy Addison showed the tooth marks left on her clothing by a coyote while she was walking her small dog in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. She has gone public about her ordeal in a bid to locate the couple who came to her rescue after a pack of coyotes became aggressive. (Facebook)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman rescued from coyote attack searches for Good Samaritans

Says ‘heaven-sent’ couple in SUV saved her and her small dog

In a photo posted to Facebook, Kristy Addison showed the tooth marks left on her clothing by a coyote while she was walking her small dog in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. She has gone public about her ordeal in a bid to locate the couple who came to her rescue after a pack of coyotes became aggressive. (Facebook)
What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)

Escaped pigs surprise B.C. golfers

Two sighted at Cowichan Golf Club

What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)
A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)

From food to family member: Baby B.C. hawk goes from eagle bait to roommate

Red-tailed hawklet brought to the nest as food instead gets adopted by eagles near Nanaimo

A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)
Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Avian flu confirmed in Canada geese at Abbotsford park

Wildlife centre is receiving almost-daily calls about ill or dead birds

Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Veronique Kolisnyk discovered this busy little pollinator buzzing about and savouring some of the plants in the back of her Walnut Grove home recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jun 15, 2022
Veronique Kolisnyk discovered this busy little pollinator buzzing about and savouring some of the plants in the back of her Walnut Grove home recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Cora Goodyear discovered this Northern Flicker – a member of the woodpecker family – at Derby Reach Regional Park during a recent visit. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jun 9, 2022
Langley’s Cora Goodyear discovered this Northern Flicker – a member of the woodpecker family – at Derby Reach Regional Park during a recent visit. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sea lions were spotted trapped inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm site in April. (Jeremy Mathieu / Clayoquot Action Photo)

Officials hunt for harm-free ways to combat voracious sea lions prowling B.C. fish farms

“DFO staff have witnessed reduced sea lion activity at these sites in recent weeks”

Sea lions were spotted trapped inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm site in April. (Jeremy Mathieu / Clayoquot Action Photo)
The BC Conservation Officer Service is asking people not to disturb fawns, even if they appear alone. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

‘Don’t be a fawn-napper’: BC Conservation reminds public to leave baby deer alone

Lonely-looking fawns likely aren’t actually abandoned, conservation service says

The BC Conservation Officer Service is asking people not to disturb fawns, even if they appear alone. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)

BC Conservation needs oversight on bear euthanizations, expert argues

More than 600 bears killed in B.C. in 2021

Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)
(Andre Mouton/Ducks Unlimited Canada)

Wetland habitat loss, climate change putting dragonflies at risk of extinction in B.C.

Out of 6,016 species of dragonflies and damselflies, 16 per cent are at risk of extinction

(Andre Mouton/Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Bruce Thomson spotted this “hungry and quite friendly” Western Tanager flitting around in Brookswood last week – the first time he’s seen one in the 20 years of living there. “Exchanged pleasantries and took his portrait while he dined on suet and meal worms…” Thomson shared. EDITOR'S NOTE: BC SPCA has asked people to remove birdfeeders right now due to the potential spread of the avian flu. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • May 24, 2022
Bruce Thomson spotted this “hungry and quite friendly” Western Tanager flitting around in Brookswood last week – the first time he’s seen one in the 20 years of living there. “Exchanged pleasantries and took his portrait while he dined on suet and meal worms…” Thomson shared. EDITOR'S NOTE: BC SPCA has asked people to remove birdfeeders right now due to the potential spread of the avian flu. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An image commuter Zahra Ahmdz says she took at the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station on March 22, 2022 appears to show a pigeon dead inside a cage. (Credit: Zahra Ahmdz)

Dead pigeons in SkyTrain cages not neglect but caused by hawk killings: pest control company

More than 2,000 people have signed a petition over concerns arouund the dead birds

An image commuter Zahra Ahmdz says she took at the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station on March 22, 2022 appears to show a pigeon dead inside a cage. (Credit: Zahra Ahmdz)
Just ahead of Mother’s Day, Langley Camera Club member Michele Broadfoot was captivated by this poignant moment at Brydon Lagoon. “I feel extremely lucky to have captured this shot of a little gosling snuggled in its mother’s warm feathers,” she said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • May 18, 2022
Just ahead of Mother’s Day, Langley Camera Club member Michele Broadfoot was captivated by this poignant moment at Brydon Lagoon. “I feel extremely lucky to have captured this shot of a little gosling snuggled in its mother’s warm feathers,” she said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bear destroys Vancouver Island van after getting trapped inside

RCMP officer frees black bear, but not before it obliterates the vehicle’s interior

The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The BC Conservation Officer Service has recommended charges against a Lower Mainland man for feeding wildlife. (Courtesy of the National Park Service)

Lower Mainland resident allegedly fed bears and coyotes for months

B.C. conservation officers have recommended charges against them

The BC Conservation Officer Service has recommended charges against a Lower Mainland man for feeding wildlife. (Courtesy of the National Park Service)
Citizen scientists in the Gulf Islands are worried humpback whales are being stressed by too much time with whale watching vessels. (Black Press Media file photo)

Citizen science whale observers worry humpbacks being harassed

One mother whale and her calf followed for upwards of 5 hours a day recently, says volunteer group

Citizen scientists in the Gulf Islands are worried humpback whales are being stressed by too much time with whale watching vessels. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of Stanley Park’s first blue heron chicks of 2022 pokes its mohawked head out from its nest. (Courtesy of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation)

Live camera captures first Stanley Park blue heron chicks of 2022

Winter weather, eagle raids made for tough nesting season, says Vancouver parks board

One of Stanley Park’s first blue heron chicks of 2022 pokes its mohawked head out from its nest. (Courtesy of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation)
Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs run while playing at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on July 8, 2020. Records obtained by non-profit Fur-Bearers show 77 bears cubs and juveniles were euthanized in B.C. in 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

77 young bears killed in 2021, sparking complaint from animal rights group

Group argues B.C. Conservation euthanized some bears when no clear threat to public existed

Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs run while playing at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on July 8, 2020. Records obtained by non-profit Fur-Bearers show 77 bears cubs and juveniles were euthanized in B.C. in 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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