Canada is known for being one of the safest countries in the world, but crime on the northern side of the border has escalated to a new level this past week as a notorious criminal remains on the loose in Vancouver, BC. This violent criminal is wanted for multiple counts of murder and, although he has been spotted by citizens various times, has managed to evade local authorities thus far.
Who should you be on the lookout for, you ask? What does this soulless mass murderer look like? What kind of monster is terrorizing the city of Vancouver? For the sake of your safety I strongly recommend you familiarize yourself with his face, but I will warn you – it’s truly horrifying. You might want to cover your children’s eyes.
Look into the face of true evil
Are you trembling with fear yet?
That’s right. It’s an otter. And he really is wanted for murder. His victims? Koi fish from a local public garden.
The otter has struck the ponds of Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden multiple times over the last week, claiming the lives of anywhere between 10-14 beloved koi fish. Killing both at night, leaving the mangled corpses of his victims out to be discovered by staff, and striking in broad daylight in full view of the public, he’s a killer as twisted as he is elusive – and he’s earned himself a notorious nickname.
Grand Theft Otter.
— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) November 23, 2018
“Park staff have said they are “devastated” by the loss of the beautiful fish.”
They were so young! They had so much to live for!
The staff of the park have understandably taken a vehement anti-otter position and want to see the perpetrator brought to justice, however not everyone feels the same way.
RT cbcnewsbc: With Chinatown Otter Watch now into Day 7, the park board is changing tactics to try to trap the critter. As tinalovgreen found out, the story now has people taking sides on #TeamOtter or #TeamKoihttps://t.co/bK1cnPekam pic.twitter.com/SKWQkf3Nff
— Munaf Mughal (@iMughalMunaf) November 24, 2018
In what is now being called #OtterWatch2018, citizens are voicing their support for either #TeamOtter
— Sahra MacLean (@SahraMaclean) November 26, 2018
— NOTSOAVERAGEDOODLES (@NotSoAvDoodles) November 24, 2018
— Terry Glavin (@TerryGlavin) November 26, 2018
We will fight them on the ponds .. we shall never surrender #TeamKoi
— LSAFan (@LakehillSoccer) November 27, 2018
Funnily enough, this isn’t even the first criminal animal from Vancouver to achieve infamy. however unlike Canuck the Crow, who is so well loved he was voted as the unofficial ambassador of Vancouver, ‘Grand Theft Otter’ has polarized not only the city, but has also garnered national and international attention. The arguments for both sides are pretty solid, so which side of history will you stand on? Are you TeamOtter or TeamKoi?