Separate Moose Attacks Leave Two Injured
Both adults were attacked while walking children to the bus stop
SOUTHCENTRAL - Two Alaska adults are left injured after separate moose attacks.
Both victims were parents walking to the bus stop with their children, when they encountered aggressive moose. The attacks took place in Willow and Talkeetna.
“It’s at a point where I think that people should consider driving their kids to the bus stop,” said Alaska Wildlife Trooper (AWT) Sergeant Doug Massie, in a press release March 1.
Both AWT and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) agree more moose calls are coming in on a regular basis about aggressive moose, but ADF&G biologist Lem Butler added, “an aggressive encounter means different things to different people.”
According to officials, a majority of calls are coming from the Mat-Su Valley, but there have been some from the Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula areas.
AWT and ADF&G said people should exercise extreme caution this winter because moose will likely be loitering in unexpected places.
“This winter moose seem to be more likely to charge to protect their turf,” said Massie. “All this deep snow has them hungry and mad.”
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