A moose that got loose in a Smithers grocery store Wednesday night has died after it was hit with a tranquilizer and died of heart failure.
People were feeding the moose outside a Smithers Safeway before it entered through the store's electronic doors, drawing the attention of B.C. Conservation officers who had to put the animal to sleep, CBC reported.
The moose wandered through the produce section before a store clerk led it outside with an apple - captured on a video provided to CBC.
Social media went wild for the moose Thursday, as people posted photos of the visitor to Twitter.
The moose sighting followed a narrative similar to the story of the Ikea monkey, which was seen wandering a Toronto store in a winter coat last December, Canada.com reported.
Check out what people had to say about the Safeway moose on Twitter:
A truly Canadian moment ... http://t.co/YicbkJgDfB
Another "only in Canada" story. A moose wanders around a Safeway http://t.co/NXMHjntnGc
Made me smile. :) What happened to the moose after though? @CBCNews Moose takes a stroll through B.C. grocery store http://t.co/qM5Yl1jDwx
Moose @ Safeway in Smithers reminds me of the day I followed a moose thru DT Calgary. Here's a post-tranquilizer pic http://t.co/IHh41UAXZD
MEANWHILE IN CANADA... http://t.co/U1U9YpYAI2 #BritishColumbia #moose #SafewayMoose #offbeat
First the #IkeaMonkey and now a Moose in Safeway http://t.co/hTF7a1E1cP
That's just crazy! "@CBCNews: Moose takes a stroll through B.C. grocery store http://t.co/o5F75H2uDY"
"Clean up on aisle nine!" Moose takes a stroll through B.C. grocery store http://t.co/JhoHTceQtw
funny, but also result of really irresponsible actions RT @CBCQuirks Moose takes a stroll through BC grocery store http://t.co/mcP5lmV5Ha
Only in #Smithers would you have a moose in Safeway #canada #hometown http://t.co/dEBemaxYUr
Moose wanders into safeway to munch on apples - The one and only time I have ever said: I wish I lived in Smithers. http://t.co/j6Kl9FMvTT
A moose on the loose in the Smithers Safeway! Full story with video linked below. Did you just so happen to be... http://t.co/sASDRIzkMj
Felicity F. Feinman
Canada <3 RT @CBCNews Moose takes a stroll through B.C. grocery store http://t.co/194Io5VsrO
Ah jeez - only in Canada, eh? “@CBCNews: Moose takes a stroll through B.C. grocery store http://t.co/S4zsyRfzPb”
Hey look, my cousin going for a nice shopping trip at Safeway in Smithers. Moose are taking over people! http://t.co/SDQnVkY5BI
Oh Canada RT @CBCQuirks Moose takes a stroll through B.C. grocery store http://t.co/mHzK5eSLhm
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