No bull: unusual sighting on the Okanagan Rail Trail

A bull was spotted roaming the rail trail in Lake Country on Sunday

It’s not everyday you ride your bike around Lake Country and come face-to-face with a bull, but for one resident, that’s exactly what happened this weekend.

On Aug. 4, Dawna Daoust was on a bike ride with some friends on the Rail Trail when they spotted a bull walking down the trail.

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“We were making a plan of which direction to go if he actually started toward us,” she said. “Luckily, he crossed over to where the little hobby airfield is.”

The bull was also spotted at Wood Lake Road and it was seen making a stop at Woodsdale General Store.

Karen Miller, the director of communications with the District of Lake Country, said she heard about the bull roaming around town over the weekend. She said roaming livestock isn’t a common issue in Lake Country, but it has happened before.

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“Normally we would just call the rancher and the cowboys will come down and deal with it,” she said.

But this time, she said, officials didn’t know who the bull belonged to.

From the photos submitted to the online community on Facebook, Miller said she was pleased to see the bull using the rail trail.

“The comments on social media were so witty,” she added in with a laugh.

Lake Country bylaw officers assisted RCMP to “corral” the animal.


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