November brought all kinds of hazards to deer in British Columbia — some natural, but many caused by people.
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service stepped in to help wildlife and want you to remember to be mindful of our furry friends.
Don’t use fish netting around your gardens and flower beds.
This deer was lucky.
#BCCOS Sgt. Tracy Walbauer safely immobilizes and frees an entangled deer in Prince Rupert. The COS would like to remind the public that fish netting should not be used to protect gardens and flowers. If you see an entangled deer, please call the #RAPP line. pic.twitter.com/dODNwEffog
— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) November 4, 2019
Here’s a deer tangled in Christmas lights.
Be careful where and how you hang your decorations this holiday season.
A lower mainland Conservation Officer freed a deer with Christmas lights tangled in its antlers on Saturday. This holiday season, be careful where you hang your lights to avoid tangling up Rudolph and other antlered wildlife! pic.twitter.com/VLeWYtSzRt
— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) November 17, 2019
And with Christmas comes ski season, which sometimes overlaps with wildlife habitat.
This deer got caught in the snow fencing at Sun Peaks ski resort.
Happily, it was freed and walked away just fine.
#BCCOS in Kamloops got a lift from the Ski Patrol Team @SunPeaksResort to free a deer that had become entangled in a ski fence.
The deer was safely tranquilized and the netting removed. The deer walked away shortly after. If you see an entangled deer, please call the #RAPP line. pic.twitter.com/o4aZ64mIqc
— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) November 23, 2019
And, the coming of winter also bring natural hazards, like partially frozen lakes.
Just this week, a deer became trapped in an icy lake.
But a conservation officer along with a local resident helped rescued this wayward deer.
Smithers CO’s with the help of this local resident freed this Mule deer buck from Seymour Lake today. pic.twitter.com/9e0PmK15ND
— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) November 27, 2019