Moose Wandering in Minot - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Moose Wandering in Minot

Posted: Updated:

Three Moose were wondering around northeast Minot today.

The cow and two calves were in the Roosevelt School earlier this afternoon but eventually headed north out of town.

Minot Police Animal Control Officer Dick Schnell says it's not uncommon to see Moose traveling through Minot.

He is cautioning people to keep their distance from the large animals as a cow with calves can be very aggressive in protecting her young.

Schnell also says the Game and Fish no longer will tranquilize the animals for removal because of recent findings by a wildlife veterinarians.

(Dick Schnell, Minot Police Animal Officer) "Capture myopathy which causes, can cause death and also the drugs stay in the system for an extended period of time and if one of them was to get consumed by a human or other animals there's potential that it could be serious."

Schnell says the police will monitor any moose in the city and try to heard the animals out of town, with the help of the State Game and Fish, but if the animal becomes of a danger to people or itself it would be euthanized.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Chemical Fire to Burn Itself Out in Williston

    Chemical Fire to Burn Itself Out in Williston

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:57:55 GMT
    A fire in east Williston has closed Highway 1804 and forced officials to recommend the evacuation of a half-mile area surrounding Red River Supply in east Williston.
    A fire in east Williston has closed Highway 1804 and forced officials to recommend the evacuation of a half-mile area surrounding Red River Supply in east Williston.
  • Fatal Accident Near Towner

    Fatal Accident Near Towner

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:13:58 GMT
    A Towner man was killed in the rollover of his pickup on a McHenry County road Sunday.
    A Towner man was killed in the rollover of his pickup on a McHenry County road Sunday.
  • Water Meeting is Wednesday

    Water Meeting is Wednesday

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:06:48 GMT
    The slow process of getting Missouri River water to north-central North Dakota takes an important step Wednesday.
    The slow process of getting Missouri River water to north-central North Dakota takes an important step Wednesday.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.