Nature Photography by Martin Ryer


On the evening of March 3rd and in the early morning hours of the 4th, three Cougars were killed after attacking livestock near Courtenay. I could literally walk from where I live to where this took place. We must find a non lethal way to coexist with these incredible animals instead of destroying them. This is absolutely horrendous. Here’s the report by CTV Vancouver Island:

…which offers better protection? I recently received advanced level accreditation from BEARSCARE – and I was surprised and glad that there’s a strong case for non lethal protection which I will use going forward while in the back country and apply it to all forms of potential encounters with wildlife.  The below excerpt is courtesy of and makes for an interesting read: At first glance, this question may seem like… Read More