Ok, this is getting crazy!
On Saturday morning, Ottawa Police responded to a call about another disoriented moose in town – this time on St. Laurent Blvd., near the Queensway.
After managing to corral the wayward bullwinkle on Triole Street, police were forced to shoot the animal as relocation was apparently not an option.
The second incident of its kind in the less than two weeks, the need for an urban wildlife management plan is becoming clearer. The City of Ottawa’s contract with the NCC to deal with wildlife issues and enforcement expired back in 2008.
The city has been left without a contingency plan to deal with wildlife ever since, but according to Mayor O’Brien a solution is promised by week’s end.
The Mayor said Chef Vern White is working with Provincial officials to come up with plan on handling urban wildlife issues like this.
To add even more wildlife fuel to the urban fire, a black bear was ‘treed’ in Carleton Place off Frank Street on Friday afternoon. Police had all adjacent roads closed-off and were reportedly out with the long guns.
Word was they were waiting for the MNR to show-up to tranquillize the bear, however, if it came down the tree before the Ministry arrived, they would be forced to shoot it.
No word yet on the outcome of that incident.