Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Carefully choose where in Canada to live.

This story, hot off the press! (Prince George is roughly in the center of mainland BC, a bit too remote for this city boy)
Do your research as Canada is very wild in most places. We live in a somewhat rural area of south Vancouver Island and wildlife is all around. We have not seen bear or cougar but we know they are in the neighborhood. One just has to be aware and take the proper precautions.

An adult Moose can weigh 1,000 pounds and stand 6 feet at the shoulders! That is 453.6 kg in weight and standing 1.83 metres high!

By The Canadian Press
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Don't get a moose mad - that's what one family learned after trying to scare a moose away from their home near Prince George, B.C.

The family was using an air horn to scare the animal when the moose charged the home's front door.

The family took a video of the incident, which shows the moose tramping around in the snow outside the house before running at the door, which the owners slam shut at the last moment.

Conservation officers say the moose was probably upset by the family's barking dog and the air horn.

No one was hurt and conservation officers say anyone encountering a wandering moose should just leave the animal alone and give it plenty of space.


West End Bob said...

Glad we live on the 20th floor!

It would be difficult for the wild critters of BC to get up the elevator . . . . :)

oreneta said...

I have to confess liking this a lot about Canada.