Moose spotted again in Kelowna's Black Mountain area

Loose moose hangs around

Deana Derrick

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.

Another Black Mountain resident spotted a loose moose in his backyard on Wednesday evening.

The resident sent the video to his neighbour Deana Derrick who shares it with Castanet. 

Derrick says the video was taken at the end of Feedham Avenue. 

When asked if moose are a common sighting in their area she says, "(it's a) small acreage at this end of the street and they have horses so I’m guessing the moose is enjoying some hay."

Derrick also spotted the unusual sight in her backyard not too long ago, "It crossed our back yard two days ago, so is a frequent visitor."

- Sarita Patel

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m.

The moose on the loose in Kelowna's Black Mountain neighbourhood is still hanging around.

Residents report the moose was spotted again about 6:30 p.m. on Feedham Avenue, heading west into a field, toward Toovey Road.

Let us know if you see the creature, and send any photos or video to [email protected].

UPDATE: 4:40 p.m.

In light of the moose spotting in Black Mountain Tuesday, Conservation Officer Ken Owens says moose are not generally aggressive, but it's important to give them lots of room. 

"They can become aggressive when they are harassed by people, dogs, and traffic, or when hungry and tired, especially in winter when they must walk through deep snow," Owens said.

"Moose view dogs as enemies and will sometimes go out of their way to kick at one, even if the dog is on a leash or in a fenced yard."

Owens says letting your dog chase a moose is actually an offence under the Wildlife Act.

"Each moose has a different tolerance level, but if they are harassed enough, many moose will respond aggressively," Owens said. 

"Attacks on humans by moose are rare but can occur, especially when a female is protecting its offspring."

ORIGINAL: 5 a.m.

A moose appears to be on the loose in Black Mountain.

Black Mountain resident Tim Brilz spotted the moose walking through his neighbourhood twice on Tuesday.

He first spotted the unusual sight near the corner of Duncan and Oswell drives at about noon, before seeing it again around 6 p.m.

“We've never seen any here,” Brilz said. “And by the sounds of responses in the (Black Mountain Facebook) group, it's definitely not common.”

Brilz says his fiancé called the Black Mountain Elementary School after the first sighting to let the kids know to keep an eye out.

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