Two bull moose battled in a backyard in Deer Valley last week, damaging a deck, a state wildlife official said.
Bruce Johnson, a Division of Wildlife Resources officer assigned to Park City and surrounding Summit County, said a woman reported the two animals were fighting. Johnson responded to the house afterward.
Johnson said the two moose fought close enough to the house that a railing attached to the deck was pulled off the deck. The woman watched the confrontation from inside the house through the window of a back door, he said.
Both of the moose had a rack of antlers, Johnson said. The two animals ambled away after the battle.
Johnson said it is mating season for moose and the bulls are more apt to battle. He said battles like the one reported in Deer Valley have been witnessed elsewhere in Summit County as well.
Johnson was unsure what day the fight occurred but said it was reported in the middle of the morning.
The Park City Police Department on Friday, Sept. 21 sent an officer to Golden Eagle Drive at 9:32 a.m. to check what sort of property damage occurred as a result of the moose fighting.
Golden Eagle Drive is a small street off Royal Street between Snow Park and Silver Lake.
Johnson said someone who comes across moose fighting should give the animals space and make noise, which could distract the moose. Johnson said people should not try to intervene.