Some of you might remember a recent posting of mine describing how someone put spikes around a float to stop the Lions from using it. I got DFO (Dept. of Fishier’s & Oceans) to remove the spiked strips from the float.The Lions can hop up without fear of being injured.
This link will take you to CHEK news. It’s the first news item.
I was down in Ucluelet today.I took some shots of a bunch of Lions on a float out in Ucluelet’s harbour.I didn’t notice it at the time,but it appears that someone has placed some spiked 2X4 strips around the perimeter to prevent the Lions from wanting to get up onto the float. Anyone who knows Sea Lions,know they love to hang out on wharfs,docks & floats barking away contently.
Whoever owns this float has done this on purpose with no regard to the Lions being injured by these 6 inch spikes! I am looking into this to see If I can get these spikes pulled or this float pulled from the water? The Lions are beginning to come back into the harbour for safe refuge from the storms.
I’m sure some have already been injured! Will keep you informed on how this unfolds?
I decided to call this Lion “Minnie The Moocher” because it’s always coming around hoping I’ll throw it some fish guts.
When the fishermen come back from their outings,they clean their fish down at the docks. They throw the heads & guts into the water. This Sea Lion has gotten use to humans doing this so associate humans with food. Great for me as it’ll come along close enough for me to grab a few shots!
I’m sure it’s a male but I’m sticking with the female name “Minnie” anyways.Btw they are not mini being 1/2 ton plus!