Moose seen ambling through Old Town |

Moose seen ambling through Old Town

People in Park City filed reports last week of at least six moose sightings, mostly in Old Town, the Police Department said, continuing a string of the animals being seen at the lower elevations.

The cases last week included:

  • On Saturday, April 30, a moose was seen ambling up Park Avenue, on the 700 block of the street, at 10:09 p.m. A police officer who investigated did not find the animal.
  • On April 30, at 7:45 p.m., a moose and her calf were seen on Sullivan Road, a small street on the edge of City Park. Some people gathered to watch them, the police said.
  • On Thursday, April 28, at 8:38 p.m., a moose was seen walking through the water off Poison Creek Lane.
  • On April 28, at 5:57 p.m., two moose were seen in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue. The animals were ambling down 9th Street toward Park Avenue, the police were told.
  • On Tuesday, April 26, at 8:18 a.m., a moose and her calf were seen on or close to Deer Valley Drive. They created traffic issues, the police said.
  • On Monday, April 25, at 8:10 p.m., a moose and her calf were seen on Main Street.

    Craig Clyde, a state Division of Wildlife Resources officer assigned to the region that includes Park City, said moose this time of year are seeking out green vegetation for food. The green vegetation is currently at the lower elevations since the snow has not melted at the higher elevations, he said.

    Clyde said he anticipates further sightings in Park City in the coming weeks, with some of them perhaps venturing into yards as they seek food.

    The reports last week follow earlier ones in neighborhoods like Park Meadows and Prospector.

    In a notable case, wildlife officers captured a moose family in late March in Park Meadows and transported the animals out of Park City. One of the moose in the family had become aggressive after suffering an injury to a foot, a wildlife officer said.

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