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Okanagan Conservation Officers, landscaper save moose from busted bridge

The Conservation Officer Service saved this cow moose from potential harm.
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February 04, 2020 - 7:30 AM

A young cow moose lived to amble through the Okanagan another day thanks to the help of the Conservation Officer Service and a West Kelowna business.

The young cow moose had its hind legs slide through the rungs of a bridge near Peachland and was seemingly stuck.

"Found this moose stuck in the bridge on the way to work," a Sunnyslope Landscape employee posted online.

"Assessed situation called conservation officers offered equipment to lift it from its entrapment once tranquilized and it soon walked away... Didn’t get too much else done today. Make up for it tomorrow."

Conservation officers explained that a bobcat loader and two slings were used to lift the moose successfully from its trap.

"It was successfully released back into the wild," the CO service said.

 


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