It was a great week for otters of & # 39; Vancouver was elusive.
The creature slippery made the fish feast of the koi in the Garden Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and still escape capture, although the Park Board & # 39; Vancouver Contribute dedicated specialist relocation animal.
He also raised a number of & # 39; puns and became a social media sensation alone Twitter parody account (And a Counter counter parody Twitter account the koi) and online campaign which divides the city in & # 39; TeamOtter and #TeamKoi.
But while Chinatown otters can & # 39; be the flavor of the month, it & # 39; away from the first critter made in viral hit & # 39; BC.
Here's a look back at some of the strange wild animals other & # 39; B.C. which set the internet on fire.
The beaver Olympic village
WATCH: The Beavers indicted for destruction of trees in Stanley Park, Olympic Village
First spotted in & # 39; April 2013, the beaver Olympic village quickly became a social media phenomenon.
Locals flocked to its dam in Hinge Park to snap a photo of the critter, and it was not long before the beaver had its own parody Twitter account.
Do not take too long to form a beaver family, babies and since then have been marked in the pond of the Hinge Park.
However, did not occur sunny day with & # 39; the beavers – the tooth mice were accused toppled dozens of & # 39; trees in 2016 to help build their submission.
In response, the park board began jgeżwer the tree bases with chicken wire to interfere with their teeth.
The downtown deer
WATCH: Global BC Downtown Deer visits spot
In the summer of 2015, a mysterious young deer appeared in & # 39; Vancouver and was found roaming the streets of the downtown core of the city.
While police officers and conservation were unable to cope with, deer lit up social media, appeared in & # 39; Surrealist many photos as discoveries of the past skyscrapers.
Of course, it was not too long before, also, had his own account & # 39; parody Twitter.
The deer eventually rilokaw at Stanley Park, where the board of the park said abitwikat made for people, approaching multiple members of the public.
Indeed, the deer happened on Global B.C. the camera crew while shoot & # 39; news in & # 39; August and came to say hello.
Unfortunately, history & # 39; & # 39 m deer downtown, has a happy end. The Park Board & # 39; Vancouver expressed concern that the creature was too familiar with & # 39; people and can & # 39; hit the car.
This is, unfortunately, exactly what happened in & # 39; September 2015, when the deer was hit and killed in Stanley Park near the Bridge of Lions Gate.
Canuck f & # 39; line
WATCH: Who is Canuck in & # 39; sibba?
No list & # 39; celebrity B.C. the animals are incomplete without the beloved East & # 39; Vancouver, Canuck-the Crow.
Canuck is ċurkit weakened man can & # 39; to be easily recognized by the red shoes of a strap around one of his legs.
Was spotted the Skytrain riding, eating in & # 39; Madonalds and work in PNE but increased for a true viral status when someone delete a photo of bird picked up a knife in & # 39; scene & # 39; Eastern crime & # 39; Vancouver f & # 39; May 2016 – an image that has been divided into thousands of & # 39; often around the internet.
The East Vancouver resident Shawn Bergman, who describes himself as a friend & # 39; Canuck, given the bird by & # 39; Recovery after an attack at & # 39; local park and through & # 39; & # 39 nasty dispute; Canada Post.
More recently, Canuck was the subject of his own fashion line and documentary. The birds also won competition & # 39; category based on Twitter to be crowned the unofficial ambassador & # 39; Metro Vancouver, to defeat Michael J. Fox b & # 39; 81 percent of the votes.
Thanks to everyone who played in the last few weeks. It's always strange when a side project on the website of your vanity work done & # 39; Serious work, but it was a great pleasure (unless tibdelx or encourage wealthy merchants)
– Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) 17 & # 39; August, 2018
Lucy the emu
WATCH: Emu on the loose
Heading back & # 39; back in time and left Metro Vancouver, we have a story & # 39; Lucy-the Emu.
The emu of & # 39; 70 kilogram, f & # 39; situation "BOY NAMED SUE", was really male, managed to escape in & # 39; Nanaimo f & # 39; March 2014 after its owner, Tim Genner , accidentally left the door.
After Lucy got cabbage, there were many great bird sightings around the region, but nobody seemed to have & # 39; runs him down because while Emus can not fly, can run up to 70 kilometers per hour.
Of course, it was not long before – I decided – opened Twitter account.
The history & # 39; Lucy has a good end: after about five days on the run, caught at the University of the Island & # 39; Vancouver and took home safe.
The legend of the snakehead fish
F & # 39; May 2012, wildlife experts and officials with the provincial government launched an intensive search & # 39; lagoon in Central Park & # 39; Burnaby invasive fish for fish.
Snakehead native to Asia and parts of Africa, are predatory and are known to grow up to five times a year, and raise concerns that can & # 39; multiply quickly. In addition, some species & # 39; snakehead fish can cross short distances on land to travel from body & # 39; water to another.
The game began operation after the park visitor recognized the fish near the meter video and posted it online.
That drew the attention of local media – and hordes of & # 39; curious people, all hoping to find the beast.
Finally, the Ministry of Environment had to drain the majority of pond to catch the fish, which has since been studied by experts in & # 39; SFU and UBC.
They determined that it was gutted snakehead and not aggressive cousin (and semi-amphibious) thereof, the snake north.
As the fish got in the pond remains & # 39; mystery. Snakehead kept for food, and the leading theory is that someone set one of those free fish.
The Wallaby of & # 39; Langley
In February 2017, one owner & # 39; home & # 39; Langley got a little & # 39; surprise when it came to what appeared to be kangaroos in the yard & # 39; his post.
It was, in fact, wallaby – the smaller cousin of the kangaroo family of makropodi.
The creature escaped from its owner and went on the lam for two days before being caught.
Mounties captured the little guy with & # 39; fishing net.
The Cheetah Koutenay
ISSUE: Cheetah on the loose in & # 39; Kootenay
The West Kootenay mountain are probably one of the last places in the world expect to find cheetah walking the highway, but that is exactly the situation devised in & # 39; December 2015.
Finding roaming cheetah in B.C.
The fastest creature was spotted by the World lit Road 3 near Crawford Bay, about 50 kilometers northeast of & # 39; Nelson, which led to intensive hunting and concerns creature can & # 39; Attack children held inside inside nearby schools.
The conservation officers left the game when there were no other sightings.
WATCH: B.C. man fights to keep the puppies
It turned out that the cat, one of two, belonging to a resident of & # 39; Kootenay Earl Pfiefer that, along with & # 39; Carol Plato, had been charged with alien species without a permit in 2016.
B.C. man fights to keep his puppies
The story does not stop there. Pfiefer applied to the province to keep the cat but was rejected. F & # 39; October 2018, Pfiefer took his case to the Environmental Appeal Board of the province to challenge that decision.
Pfiefer said the cat never attacked anyone who wants to open facility & # 39; awareness of conservation to teach people about endangered animals.
The downtown figs
WATCH: Downtown bear released
F & # 39; December 2011, downtown workers and travelers afternoon found themselves face & # 39; surface with & # 39; unexpected sight: a black bear on top of & # 39; garbage truck.
The departure wayward become the heart of the downtown core, just outside the Queen Elizabeth Theater, West & # 39; Georgia and streets & # 39; Cambie.
Police and conservation officers were called and tranquilized, yearling, which was released the next day near Squamish.
Officials believe that white could picked up a buffer, which had caught the truck and suffered to Vancouver.
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