Wildlife wandering in the city unlikely to get out alive

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
When conservation officers respond to a bear or cougar in a populated area,the animal will usually be shot rather than relocated, says B.C.’s topconservation officer…But shooting should not be the first choice, said University of California wildlife ecologist Chris Darimont, science director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation. “Lethal force might be the most cost-effective method but it is certainly not humane and certainly not the only option,” he said.

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