Cops corral crazy critters...

Cops corral crazy critters...

Postby dle » Oct 17th, 2017, 5:09 am

OMG...I'll just be the horses were "spooked"! Heck, I'M spooked every time I get near Hwy 97 :D !

Says they used their cars to herd them - I'll be willing to bet that did nothing to calm the horses down and make them more agreeable to moving elsewhere!

I wasn't there, nor can I say I know anything about herding horses. Pitch dark at 4:00 a.m., I am pretty sure they would want to be getting them well away from the highway as soon as possible but I do hope while they were trying their best I wonder if they had their dispatcher make a few calls to one of the local ranches, or the riding school, or Critter Aid to ask for assistance from people who know how to herd horses. They were at it for an hour and a half so they had plenty of time to get a horse person there but it doesn't mention a real horse person being involved at all.

I did get a kick out of the peacocks being found admiring their own reflections in a mirrored window!
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Re: Cops corral crazy critters...

Postby Fancy » Oct 17th, 2017, 6:17 am

It was a wild weekend for police in the Central Okanagan. Literally.

Just before 4 a.m. Saturday, RCMP responded to a call from a concerned citizen about horses running down Highway 97, causing a traffic hazard near the UBC Okanagan overpass.

Police tried to corral the six horses, which appeared spooked and were causing huge traffic backups. Witnesses said they were using their police cruisers to try and herd the horses.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says it took nearly an hour and a half, four officers and an off-duty RCMP dispatcher to finally herd all six horses into a nearby fenced in area.

Later that day, about 1:30 p.m., a Lake Country officer was called upon to assist the highway patrol in cornering three peacocks that had reportedly escaped a local farm.

The two officers located the birds staring at their mirrored reflection in the glass of a commercial building just a block away.

The peacocks were safely herded back to their farm, where they flew back over their fence.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#209276

It's possible one of the persons attending has horse experience and being 4 am on a Saturday, would anyone have been available to take a call anyway? Time was of the essence.
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Re: Cops corral crazy critters...

Postby dle » Oct 17th, 2017, 8:09 am

Fancy wrote:
It was a wild weekend for police in the Central Okanagan. Literally.

Just before 4 a.m. Saturday, RCMP responded to a call from a concerned citizen about horses running down Highway 97, causing a traffic hazard near the UBC Okanagan overpass.

Police tried to corral the six horses, which appeared spooked and were causing huge traffic backups. Witnesses said they were using their police cruisers to try and herd the horses.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says it took nearly an hour and a half, four officers and an off-duty RCMP dispatcher to finally herd all six horses into a nearby fenced in area.

Later that day, about 1:30 p.m., a Lake Country officer was called upon to assist the highway patrol in cornering three peacocks that had reportedly escaped a local farm.

The two officers located the birds staring at their mirrored reflection in the glass of a commercial building just a block away.

The peacocks were safely herded back to their farm, where they flew back over their fence.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#209276

It's possible one of the persons attending has horse experience and being 4 am on a Saturday, would anyone have been available to take a call anyway? Time was of the essence.


yes, could be Fancy - it does say an off-duty dispatcher - maybe that person has horsey-sense and they called them out to help...but at 4:00 a.m. - that's darn near lunch time for ranchers and country people lol!
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Re: Cops corral crazy critters...

Postby Fancy » Oct 17th, 2017, 8:51 am

I'm aware of farming schedules but I wonder if the "local ranches, or the riding school, or Critter Aid" are on their speed dial and if they would be available on such short notice.
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