In the summer months, tubers are a common sight in and around the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in West Courtenay.
So too are animals, particularly racoons, deer and, on occasion, bears.
Motorists are kindly reminded to be extra cautious.
If you come across an animal in distress, call the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society at (250) 337-2021, or the after hours/emergency line at (250) 897-2257.
The Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline should be used to report wildlife-human interactions where public safety may be at risk. Call 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the Telus Mobility Network. If the situation is not an emergency, report the incident online or contact the nearest Conservation Officer Service district office.