We Summer Students are lucky to have had a lot of wildlife encounters… from a distance. You don’t always have to go far to meet wildlife, but you must always be careful and respectful when you find them. While deer are often regarded as calm, quiet animals, they will defend themselves and their young if they feel threatened.
We met a doe and two fawns living in Riverside Park, on the North-West end of Penticton. In the few hours that we were working, we saw the mother scare off a few dogs (of various sizes) to defend her babies. Remember to always keep pets on leashes and stay on walking trails or designated seating/play areas, even in public spaces. Never approach wildlife and never feed wildlife.
Keep wildlife wild, and keep yourself safe! Follow this link for more information on Pets and Wildlife: https://www.osstewardship.ca/petswildlife