When Brandie Mol was heading to work early on Monday morning, she certainly wasn’t expecting the disturbing scene that presented itself on the road.
As she drove along Blundell Road, close to Blundell elementary at Gilbert Road, Mol spotted several carcasses on the road.
And when she pulled over for a closer inspection, she realized it was the bodies of what appears to be 18 snow geese.
Some of them, said Mol, had been very badly injured, while some had no visible signs of damage.
“In all of my years living in Richmond I have never seen what I saw this morning on my way to work,” she told the Richmond News.
“Some of them had definitely been hit by vehicles…Terrible start to the week.”
Richmond RCMP told the News that it received a report of the dead geese at around 7:20 a.m. today.
“Initial reports suggest that the geese had been driven over by a vehicle,” said Cpl. Ian Henderson, in a statement.
“The investigation is still in its early stages, and Richmond RCMP is liaising with the BCSPCA.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond RCMP. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
City of Richmond spokesperson Clay Adams said the discovery was a “sad and disturbing situation given the loss of wildlife, regardless of the cause. The City, through the BC SPCA, is working with the RCMP on investigating the matter.”