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This moose be love

A moose strolling around the Glenrosa area of West Kelowna is turning into a bit of a celebrity. 

After being spotted on Glen Eagles Drive this weekend, several more reported sightings have popped up. 

Renee Bell was coming home with her kids Monday afternoon when she spotted the moose just hanging out. 

"We pulled over to the side of the road and watched him," said Bell "He was eating the branches on the tree and was very calm. He wasn’t bothered by us at all. Our kids Cohen and Bria (2+4) were so excited watching him out the window. They had never seen a moose before so it was a very special moment for our little family."

That excitement has been shared on social media as well. With terms like magical and stunning. 

"How cool is that! Hope it will find its way to safe ground," one person posted on Facebook.

Another posted an 'I told ya so' message. "No one believed me when I told them I saw a moose.. See told ya."

One person even joked that the moose might be doing its civic duty ahead of this week's byelection: "Trying to get to the advance polls."

And while many people are excited to see a moose in the Okanagan this close to a major urban centre, others are worried for its safety. 

"I feel sorry for them, not much space anymore for all the wildlife."

It's not just moose in West Kelowna, recently a moose was spotted near an urban area of Salmon Arm.

Moose call the Okanagan home, but they are not as common in the Valley as they are in other parts of B.C., according to the provincial environment ministry.



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