–Debbie Read, Wise Wise Sooke BE BEAR WISE Spring is here and so are the Bears! Wild Wise Sooke can help you recognise the Bear attractions in your space. It is time to start preparing for the black bears seeking … Continue reading →
WildSafe BC issued this alert on January 30, 2016, and was posted by Wild Wise Sooke (Facebook, see link below) CITY / LOCALITY: EAST SOOKE, Seagirt Rd DATE & TIME: 2016-01-30 09:49:11 ENCOUNTER TYPE: LIVESTOCK/PETS – KILLED/INJURED ATTRACTANT: PETS ABOUT … Continue reading →
The following was posted by Wild Wise Sooke on Facebook. See the Resources section at then end of this article for links. A Bear’s Bill of Rights A bear has the right to expect that you will: [sam id=”15″ codes=”true”] … Continue reading →
From SPN reader, Jonathan Francoeur:
“A friend pointed out these cormorants that are using the few remaining big old trees by the water near the new development site by Mariners village. Cool! Now every time I go to town I can see them.
“I wonder about how those trees are protected? I can see the birds in this picture but I have to look very close! They’re bigger in real life ;)”
SPN published a letter last week from a reader upset that 1) another bear trap had been set, 2) that that bear would be caught and killed, and 3) that humans and their attractants were what caused the bear to … Continue reading →
This amazing video was produced by Wendy Duckworth and Brian Rundle. It captures the essence of an UN-habituated bear, getting its food from Sooke River.
Written by: Jim Cambridge, Superintendent SD62 The end of the berry season means that more bears are migrating into our neighbourhoods in search of food from fruit trees and garbage, the single biggest killer of bears. You can easily prevent … Continue reading →
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– by Debbie Read, Wild Wise Sooke Several areas are reporting bears in garbage, fruit trees and bird feed (listed below). These bears are being habituated in Sooke, and this is a bad situation for the bears. To change the … Continue reading →
Reader Shane Robertson posted this pic on Facebook just after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24. With his permission, we are reprinting them here. The posting comes from a Sooke Facebook Group called Sooke Uncut (referenced below). “This guy just crossed … Continue reading →