Vancouver’s wildlife is getting wilder!

My usual route to work takes me through a cemetery full of beautiful old trees, and then along urban side-streets which at this time of year are lined with cherry blossoms. I’m used to seeing squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, and birds on my ride, but the brand new sign I spotted this week seems to suggest that the cemetery maintenance people have been seeing some rather more exotic fauna:
whereas I’ve been admiring this handsome fella every day for a few years now:
Wildlife sightings always make my day, but seeing any of these species while riding to work would really take the biscuit.

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9 Responses to Vancouver’s wildlife is getting wilder!

  1. Elizabeth Moritz says:

    It’s probably good to have a little sense of humor if your job is in cemetery maintenance!

  2. Eva Amsen says:

    Isn’t Vancouver also the location of the warning sign for dogs that has been circulating the internet for years? Same signmaker maybe?

  3. Cath Ennis says:

    Elizabeth, it actually looks like a really good job! I often see them out cutting grass, pruning trees, and picking up flowers from graves. They’re very friendly and cheerful and always say hello!
    Eva, that’s North Van, just over the Burrard Inlet from us – different city and municipal government, but it’s probably where they got the idea from!
    Heh – when I Googled that dog sign I found a blog post with the original sign, plus a few others that I haven’t seen IRL yet. Yeah, that’s definitely where they got the idea from. I love it!

  4. Jennifer Rohn says:

    I misread Eva’s comment and thought she was talking about dogs that had been circulating on the internet for years. They must be hungry by now!

  5. Eva Amsen says:

    Haha, poor puppies! But there are lots of cookies on the internet for them to eat!

  6. Stephen Curry says:

    You know, this would be the perfect post for comments with pictures… sigh.
    Until then, here’s picture of some cheese (I don’t have pictures of animals at the moment).

  7. Åsa Karlström says:

    I love those pics 🙂 nothing as getting an image of an elephant while driving in the snow 😀

  8. Cath Ennis says:

    I don’t really get the relevance of the cheese… is it for the hungry dogs who are sick of cookies?
    No love for the shark?!

  9. Kausik Datta says:

    But… but… would they allow the elephant and the camel if they were on a leash?

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