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Stay clear of moose Millie

Residents should be aware that Millie the Moose is out and about in West Kelowna Sunday morning.

Conservation Officers spoke to Castanet last week and are urging the public to stay away from Millie as she is injured and to never leave food out for her.

"If the public really wants to see this animal be successful and live, feeding it is not contributing to that,” said David Cox.

Millie was spotted in a backyard off Brown Road on Sunday morning at about 10 a.m. and stuck around for half an hour.

"She was moving fine as far as I could tell and just eating the shrubs around our condo building," said the resident.

The health of the moose is in question and she has been leaving behind a trail of blood from the locations she lays down at.

“Worst case we may have to intervene with tranquillizing,” he said. “She doesn't’ seem like she is going away any time soon and we don’t want anyone to get hurt but we also want to care for her and do the best thing for her.”

Relocating the Moose can be difficult and stressful on the animal. 

“There isn’t really that Walt Disney sanctuary we can take this animal,” Cox said, adding it could lead to death.

The public is being reminded to stay away from her, do not feed her and report all sightings to conservation officers.

Alanna Kelly

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