VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It looks like Otter Watch 2019 has come to an end.
Traps set to catch Chinatown’s koi-snatching otter have been removed by the Vancouver Park Board.
Cameras were set up Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden hoping to catch the otter in the act, but it hasn’t been seen over the last two nights, the time when it’s most active.
It looks like #OtterWatch2019 has come to an end.
Traps set to catch Chinatown’s koi-snatching otter were removed by @ParkBoard since it hasn’t been seen in the last two nights.
— Lauren Boothby (@laurby) November 5, 2019
A spokesperson for the Vancouver Park Board says there isn’t a timeline yet on when the remaining koi will be returned to the pond.
The fish were evacuated over the weekend after an otter was found seen with the carcasses of three fish.
Koi are valuable fish and significant to Chinese culture.