Bear, moose spotted in Park City; deer hit by driver |

Bear, moose spotted in Park City; deer hit by driver

Jay Hamburger The Park Record

The Park City Police Department last week received a series of reports from people saying they spotted animals in neighborhoods, commercial districts and along one of the entryways.

One person said they saw a bear inside the city, something that is a rare occurrence. The report of the bear was lodged at 6:21 a.m. on Friday, June 1 in Park Meadows. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office received the initial report and forwarded it to the Police Department since it was inside the Park City limits.

The police said a man driving a motorcycle saw a brown bear, but public police logs did not provide details about the location along Meadows Drive. The road winds along the edge of Park Meadows, from S.R. 224 toward the playing fields known as the North 40 fields.

Meanwhile, two moose sightings were reported. The police received one of the reports at 1:58 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection. The animal was a few feet off the road, the police were told. The other case was reported on Monday, May 28 at 6:47 a.m. at the same intersection. The moose, described as a young one, was attempting to cross the road and was "spooked," the police were told.

The police also received two reports of deer, both of which might have been hit by drivers. In one of the cases, reported at 12:19 a.m. on May 30, a driver headed outbound on S.R. 224 hit a deer close to the McPolin Farm. The next day, an injured deer was seen at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Bonanza Drive.