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Dog sprayed by skunk on BVCC campus

A student says she was attacked by a skunk while she was walking on the BVCC campus Sunday. She said it was very unpleasant and she has never been attacked by a skunk before.

The skunk was released into the nearby woods where it will be captured by local trappers.

The skunk had been captured and was under control of BC Wildlife Services and Animal Care at the time of the attack.

According to BCWS, the skunk was a pet of a university employee and was not being hunted. The BCWS said the animal appeared to be about one year old.

After being released into the woods, the skunk will be monitored for a few days and if it is deemed to have found a home, it will be tagged, released and then eventually captured again.

Officials are concerned about other animals in the woods who might have been disturbed by the incident.

Students say they are not comfortable walking the campus at night after a skunk was on the loose.

“People aren’t really taking the situation seriously. I’m going to get sprayed again,” said student Kaitlyn McAllister, adding that the campus was being ignored.

“It makes me feel kind of disgusted. It’s horrible.”

“It’s a pet, but that animal should never have been allowed in the community,” said student Tammi Jones.

“I don’t feel comfortable walking alone at night.”

Students said they were also concerned about the future health of the community.

“We have the potential to be infected with rabies,” said student Michael Jones. “It could possibly lead to more animals being attacked.”

Officials at BVCC said they were saddened by the attack, adding that they were glad the community was informed about it.

“We hope to keep the public informed about animal attacks so that people will have enough information to make good decisions and take precautions if they need to,” said David McCrea, associate director of media relations for the university.

“It’s terrible to be attacked by any type of wild animal but even worse when you’re a small child who can’t defend themselves.”

Officials at BCWS said they are continuing to monitor the woods near the community and have received word from trappers that there have been no signs of the skunk in the area.

BVCC officials said it is not known if the skunk that attacked the student is the same one captured earlier, but a number of animals could be responsible.

“The animal will continue to be monitored until it is deemed that the community is no longer at risk of an attack,” said McCrea.

A skunk is not typically aggressive and they are generally docile and non-threatening animals.

If you are attacked by a skunk, call the BCWS at 1-877-952-5425, or 911 for medical emergency.

Update: 7:30 pm, June 30, 2014

A female student was injured by a skunk early Sunday morning while walking on the BVCC campus.

According to BVCC officials, the incident occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday near the campus library and the student was attacked by a skunk while she was walking.

The student, who was not identified, was taken to hospital for a bite wound. It was later determined that the skunk was not rabid and had not been injured.

The animal was captured and released into the nearby woods.

Officials say they are waiting to see what kind of animal it is. It could be an adult skunk or the victim may be mistaken for being attacked by a skunk.

BVCC officials are continuing to work with BC Wildlife Services to monitor the woods and are hoping to catch the animal before releasing it again.

Update: 7:30 pm, June 30, 2014

A skunk was spotted on the BVCC campus Sunday afternoon.

BVCC officials said they received a report of a skunk in the area and they have sent a wildlife services crew out to the campus to try to catch the animal.

The animal was captured and has not been identified yet. It may be an adult skunk or a young one and it could be a pet.

BC Wildlife Services is conducting a necropsy on the animal to try to figure out what kind of animal it is.

There is no reason to believe this is rabies, according to BVCC officials.

“The animal is going to be kept until it’s been identified,” said David McCrea, associate director of media relations for the University.

Officials at BVCC are advising students to keep their distance from the animal. If they are not sure of the animal’s identity, they should leave the area until it’s captured.

Update: 2:45 p.m., June 30, 2014

A skunk was on the loose in the BVCC campus Sunday, but there are no reports of any injuries.

According to David McCrea, associate director of media relations for the University, the animal was spotted on campus at around 11 a.m. Sunday. The University sent a message out to students to let them know the animal was in the area.

BC Wildlife Services was called to the campus to try to capture the animal, but officials were not able to locate it.

“The BC Wildlife Services crew will keep the woods near the community monitored until it’s deemed safe to let the animal go,” said McCrea.

Officials at BVCC are advising students to stay away from the area and if they are walking in the area they should keep a distance of at least 25 feet from the animal.

Update: 1:45 p.m., June 30, 2014

A skunk was seen on the


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