|And so he starts|
|Working around the kitchen|
|One of 6 dump truck loads of fill hauled away|
|The back yard, coarsely sculpted|
|Ominous clouds in the gap|
|Swirling in the peaks|
|Bird on a Wire|
|A Mourning Cloak butterfly, looking worse for wear|
|The other side of our flower pots|
|Certainly not aggressive behaviour...|
|That would be an ear tag and radio collar|
|Mmm, mmm, good|
|He can eat all he likes|
We scooted inside and took the above photos from our living room window. We also called Kananaskis Emergency Services, who dispatched a Fish and Wildlife officer. While Mr. 136 was doing nothing wrong, the opportunity for him to have trouble happen due to his presence was fairly high, so they shooed him out of my 'hood.
I am happy to live where this can happen. I am sad that he had to be shooed away, but understand that it's for the best for him and for the others who live in the neighbourhood. He looked very fat, happy and healthy, not stressed, aware but not bothered, and happy to munch on dandelions as long as they were there. I spend time as a volunteer Wildlife Ambassador trying to help people understand that we can co-exist quite peacefully with these wonderful animals, if we do so being aware that they are around, and giving them the space that they need to hang out. We live in his living and dining room (today was clearly proof of that), and we're the bad roommates that cause the disturbance, not him.
Mr. 136 is welcome back any time.