Moose forced to swim back across B.C.’s Okanagan Lake, police say

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A moose swimming in Okanagan Lake tried to come ashore near Beach Avenue in Peachland, B.C., police say. 

The cow moose had swum from the Okanagan Mountain Park area across Okanagan Lake” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a release.

“However, she was scared off by a number of people crowding the shoreline attempting to see and photograph her.”

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The animal then turned around and went back to the park area across the lake — about a seven-kilometre distance. 

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West Kelowna RCMP is reminding the public to give 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,” said Noseworthy.

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