04/11/2013 03:09 EDT | Updated 06/11/2013 05:12 EDT

Moose that strolled through Grocery store dies in relocation effort

SMITHERS, B.C. - A moose that took a stroll through a grocery store in Smithers, B.C., has since died.

Shoppers at the Safeway were surprised when the moose walked in the front door Wednesday and took a walk through the produce and flower section.

Internet video shows a clerk coaxing the moose out of the store with an apple.

The moose had been hanging around town and the Safeway parking lot for about a week.

Animal control officers tranquilized the moose after the grocery store walk and tried to relocate it away from the town.

But Conservation officer Kevin Nixon says the moose died shortly after it was transported. (CFTK)