Give wildlife their space

moose

On June 17th, 2020 just before 8:00 a.m., West Kelowna RCMP were called to Beach Avenue in Peachland for a report of a moose attempting to come ashore. 

The cow moose had swum from the Okanagan Mountain Park area across Okanagan Lake and was attempting to come ashore near Beach Avenue.

However, she was scared off by a number of people crowding the shoreline attempting to see and photograph her. In response to the attention, the moose swam back across the lake again. 

West Kelowna RCMP are reminding the public to give our wildlife a wide berth and ensure they have an escape route. Crowding wildlife of any kind can lead to conflict, injury and even death. You can also face penalties under the B.C. Wildlife Act.