Jen St. Denis, InternetNews Vancouver

Published Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:25AM PDT

Last Updated Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:11PM PDT

VANCOUVER – Staff on the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden moved shortly to rescue koi fish from the backyard’s pond after an otter was as soon as once more seen within the pond and three useless koi have been discovered close by.

Staff have set a stay lure and lowered the water stage within the pond to take away six massive koi and 74 smaller koi, which the park board mentioned are being “temporarily housed off-site.” The backyard pond is closed in the present day, however the park board says workers hope to have the opportunity to refill the pond within the subsequent 48 hours and reopen the pond.

An otter wreaked havoc on the pond final fall because it stalked koi and killed almost a dozen fish. Efforts to catch the otter weren’t profitable, however backyard and park board workers made adjustments to locations the place the otter might get in or out. After the ordeal, backyard workers launched extra koi to the pond, together with some child fish.

Koi have particular significance in Chinese tradition, embodying “good luck, abundance and perseverance,” in accordance to the park boad.

The otter’s adventures in 2018 grew to become a social media sensation, with some individuals rooting for the otter and others supporting the koi.

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