Let it be

Recent visitors from Edmonton and Montreal surprised me when they asked what is it that you are doing in creature-friendly Victoria

Visions of the commercial slaughter of baby seals comes to mind, something that gave us all a bad reputation, world wide.

Recent visitors from Edmonton and Montreal surprised me when they asked what is it that you are doing in creature-friendly Victoria. (To them, we are all Victoria from Sidney to Sooke). I was hard pressed for an answer. Frankly I am more worried about the overzealous golfer when I travel along Beach Drive (got the dents to prove it).

What will be next, seagulls who let go on us from up above, crows and robins that wake us before we want to, or those black and white bandits who raid our garbage cans, and what about those bushy things who insist to move in to our attic?

They all can be a nuisance, even a threat, or they can be fellow beings that have as much right to be as we do. Let’s deal with them individually with a live-and-let-live attitude and for once forget about self-righteousness.

William Rauschning

 

Oak Bay