Theft of Wildlife Cameras in Oak Bay
The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) in conjunction with the District of Oak Bay initially installed forty wildlife monitoring cameras about three years ago to do deer population analysis in Oak Bay. The cameras play a vital role in the project that is aimed at managing the deer population in Oak Bay.
The cameras have been placed in locations through the municipality. In the past couple of months thirteen of the forty cameras have been stolen. Each camera has a SD card which captures important data. When these cards are stolen it is a significant loss to the project.
The cameras are described as Bushnell trail cameras and are valued at $250 each. Some of the cameras have UWSS.ca engraved on them. Photos of the cameras are attached below.
The UWSS and police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving these crimes and recovering the cameras. Please contact Constable Gibbs at the Oak Bay Police Department or call Crimestoppers if you have information regarding any of these thefts.