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Top 11 Memorable Animal Stories In Metro Vancouver In 2021

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If you are wondering: yes, it is a pig lured into a police car. This is real life.

While 2021 has been a devastating year in many ways, there have been several animal stories that have injected a certain levity into an otherwise bleak time.

From a pig law breaker to a brave cat that hunts coyotes, from a beaver with a penchant for window shopping to a three-legged coyote, Vancouver is awesome brought you a range of wild, wacky and heartwarming animal stories in 2021.

Here are 11 of our most memorable picks in no particular order. We hope they will make you smile.

Surrey RCMP lure rogue pig into police car with officer’s ‘homemade meal’ (VIDEO)

The mischievous pig was “suspected of trespassing, assault and attempted escape by the police.”

In the video, the law-breaking pig confidently approaches the police car, apparently following its scorching “hogstrils” to the home-cooked meal inside. He takes a moment to sniff the ground outside the police car before climbing into the backseat.

Watch the video HERE.

‘Cat 1, coyote 0’: Metro Vancouver police camera catches domestic cat chasing coyote (VIDEO)

A night patrol in Port Moody caught an interesting sight.

While in a parking lot at 4 a.m. this weekend, officers from the Port Moody Police Department spotted a dead end and let it unfold. It was between a cat and a coyote.

See the fun video HERE.

This incredibly cute cat sees Vancouver by the shoulder (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

With cuteness in the eye of the beholder, a fluffy Vancouver feline commands countless “wonders.”

Pua, an exotic six month old shorthair, enjoys the world from the perspective of her owners’ shoulders. He visits several places in the city and is not disturbed by the hustle and bustle that surrounds him.

Take a look at this cute patootie HERE.

Watch this beaver waddle through downtown Vancouver (VIDEO)

While it’s quite common to spot a squirrel or even a raccoon in downtown Vancouver, it’s not every day that you see a beaver wobbling around the city.

But that’s exactly what a Vancouverite spotted while they were downtown.

Watch the video here.

Pacific white-sided dolphins play with local killer whale population in British Columbia (VIDEO)

Pacific white-sided dolphins often swim and play with the resident killer whale population, but avoid contact with others.

Why are they avoiding other orcs? Because they would end up being an easy meal.

But how do they differentiate the local population? Find out more in this fascinating interview HERE.

This lady walks her duck in downtown Vancouver (VIDEO)

Someone shared an adorable video of a snowy white duck following a lady on the sidewalk near the intersection of Cambie Street and Broadway.

But that’s not even close to being the most interesting part of this story. Find out the details HERE.

Bear spotted walking along railroad tracks in Gastown (VIDEO)

It’s not the most common sight in Vancouver, let alone Gastown. However, a local photographer captured video of a bruin walking along the railroad tracks.

Watch the video and some pictures HERE.

Meet Kip, the three-legged coyote living at UBC

Born in 2020 on or near campus, Kip, a young coyote of undetermined gender, suffered an injury in the past year to his right rear leg, rendering it unusable for walking or running.

However, this did not hamper the hunt or Kip’s life around the college.

Read his full story HERE.

Meet the Metro Vancouver Transit Police dog with a tiny red mustache

It’s not only his tiny red mustache and beard that makes Strider unique, he’s also very good at detecting explosives.

In fact, this chocolate-colored dog is the first of its breed to work for a Canadian police department, the Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

Learn more about this charismatic dog HERE.

Killer whales visit the shore of downtown Vancouver, Horseshoe Bay (VIDEOS)

Two videos captured the huge dolphins checking out where people live. In a video posted by Jason King on Facebook, a couple is seen swimming around the boats in Horseshoe Bay. While swimming, they send spray, much to the delight of humans nearby.

Check out the awesome images HERE.

Local couple help save 3-day-old baby seal on Vancouver beach (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

The little marine mammal wasn’t moving when they first realized what it was, and they thought he might be dead, but eventually there was a little movement as they stood. were coming together.

Read the full story of this gentle marine mammal rescue HERE.

With files from Brendan Kergin.