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Three bighorn sheep create a scene crossing Hwy 97

Bighorns roam the highway

UPDATE 12:56 p.m.

West Kelowna RCMP had to get involved after numerous reports of a traffic disturbance near Butt Road Tuesday morning.

A news release from Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy posed the question, "what has 12 legs and no traffic sense? A herd of three bighorn sheep!"

West Kelowna RCMP arrived on scene of the traffic incident at Highway 97 near Butt Road just after 11:00 a.m., Tuesday to find a herd of three bighorn sheep who decided to merge with traffic.

A marked police vehicle stayed behind the group and slowed traffic down until they could be convinced to safely exit the roadway and head back into the hills.


ORIGINAL 11:46 a.m.

Here's something you don't see every day, three bighorn sheep roaming the highway on the Westbank First Nation Tuesday morning. 

Castanet reader Marla Williamson sent in pictures of the odd sighting outside Kelly O'Bryans on the Westside.

RCMP officers were on scene trying to steer the three sheep off the road as travellers were slowed down to get a glimpse. No word on where officers led the wild animals.

Sightings of bighorn sheep are not uncommon in West Kelowna and on WFN land, however, they typically stick to less populated areas like Westside Road. 



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