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Any Animal Sightings?

Postby Darlin06 » Feb 8th, 2013, 10:31 am

Just curious if anyone has spotted any wild animals in the upper Glenrosa area....Particularly on Gates, past the fire hall. Our 2 dogs have been acting just crazy each night at bedtime, whimpering, jumping onto the bed and making sure they are protecting me...They start barking and howling when I get up to leave the bedroom, etc...The last time they acted like this, that cougar was spotted in someone's tree down on Gates....

Just curious if anything has been seen....
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby dogspoiler » Feb 8th, 2013, 11:14 am

One of my buddies lives up there. He described what sounded an awful lot like a wolf in his yard. They are becoming more common in the area.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby Darlin06 » Feb 8th, 2013, 11:35 am

I thought I heard something like that the first night but wasn't sure...Sounded a little further away but that could be it....
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby janalta » Feb 8th, 2013, 6:02 pm

No wolves or cougars....but the racoons are driving my dog crazy....and the magpies are pulling all of my christmas lights from the roof.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby Darlin06 » Feb 8th, 2013, 8:14 pm

Oh my goodness....I have yet to see any raccoons here!
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby Graphite » Feb 8th, 2013, 9:18 pm

I thought wolves avoid human contact? They are hunters not scavengers from what I understood would they veer away from neighborhoods? I could be wrong I have not researched anything.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby AltaRed » Feb 8th, 2013, 10:44 pm

There has been a pack of coyotes yapping somewhere on/around Mt. Boucherie the last few nights. Almost sound like they are across the street from me.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby demi » Feb 8th, 2013, 11:35 pm

I was driving down Mission Hill Road the other night and I did see a wolf run right in front of me. I couldn't believe it. Thought I must be wrong. But now hearing this...
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby AltaRed » Feb 9th, 2013, 12:49 pm

demi wrote:I was driving down Mission Hill Road the other night and I did see a wolf run right in front of me. I couldn't believe it. Thought I must be wrong. But now hearing this...

They are coyotes, not wolves.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby janalta » Feb 9th, 2013, 1:09 pm

AltaRed wrote:They are coyotes, not wolves.


True.
Tons of them around this year....and some of them are really big for coyotes...but they're not wolves.

Of course, it could have been someone's dog as well. More than a few Wolf hybrids around....some that look a lot more wolf than shepard or husky.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby mekathy » Feb 9th, 2013, 7:08 pm

there are wolves around, so in all fairness it very well could have been a wolf.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby AltaRed » Feb 10th, 2013, 10:56 am

Along the connector, more likely. Up around the Big White area, more likely. Not a chance in urban areas.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby mekathy » Feb 11th, 2013, 2:34 pm

A trail camera captures an image of a grey wolf about 20 kilometres east of Kelowna. The presence of an estimated 75 to 100 wolves in the Okanagan region has prompted an open season with a kill limit of three per hunter, which critics say cannot be justified.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/ ... z2Kd2bY2rZ
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby janalta » Feb 11th, 2013, 2:50 pm

mekathy wrote:A trail camera captures an image of a grey wolf about 20 kilometres east of Kelowna. The presence of an estimated 75 to 100 wolves in the Okanagan region has prompted an open season with a kill limit of three per hunter, which critics say cannot be justified.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/ ... z2Kd2bY2rZ


No one is disputing that there are wolves in the Okanagan area....but Mission Hills Rd is far from being a wilderness area and the chances of wolves being there are slim....very slim.
Wolves are not like coyotes, who adapt well to living along side humans.

East Kelowna is surrounded by mountains, forests, canyons, wilderness....Mission Hill...not so much.
Really can't see wolves coming down from the hills, crossing through all the the developments and subdivisions, crossing Hwy 97, heading through more subdivisions, to get to Mission Hill.

The last verified sighting was several years ago....near Big White. A black wolf that had been killed by a car.
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Re: Any Animal Sightings?

Postby Divor » Feb 11th, 2013, 5:39 pm

2 large moose at Webber and Glenrosa right now
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