The RCMP is investigating.
"I know it can be difficult to teach our children about something we may not understand ourselves," the Langley mom writes, "But this is a great opportunity and life lesson to have with your child."
"We are so grateful."
It was one of the largest animal seizures in provincial history.
CP Rail is assisting with the RCMP investigation, said police.
A 60-year-old Langley resident was commuting to his job in Delta in 2010 when his bus hit a bump, throwing him into the air and breaking his vertebra in his lower back when he landed.
"It is unusual," said BCLC spokeswoman Laura Piva-Babcock.
The bird is so contaminated, it was "flameproof," said McGill University.
Richard was originally charged after the home where his estranged wife and her two children were sleeping went up in flames last year.
Stephen Peat turned himself into the B.C. RCMP.