Tick-infested moose in lakecity

Two tick-infested moose have been seen inside the city limits recently.

Two tick-infested moose have been seen inside the city limits recently.

The first one made a visit to Tolko’s Lakeview  planer mill yard Sunday, April 10. The other one was discovered deceased just off Paxton Road behind the mailboxes at the top of the street.

Conservation officer Darrell Ashworth said he got a call about the yearling bull moose at Tolko at about 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

“He looked pretty sickly because of the ticks,” Ashworth said. “He didn’t want to leave but we managed to scare him away with a truck toward the creek in the River Valley.

Ashworth said there have been no other reports of that particular moose and it was the first moose complaint he had received in 10 years through the Conservation Officer Service.

On Wednesday, April 13,  a South Lakeside resident contacted the Tribune urging the deceased moose removal.

When the Tribune alerted the City, public works said because the deceased moose was on Crown land, its removal falls under the jurisdiction of the COS service.

The COS service did not respond to the Tribune by press time.

Williams Lake Tribune

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