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Magpie protecting chick pecks at woman in Park City

The Park City Police Department last week received a series of reports involving wildlife sightings or problems, including from people indicating they saw moose in the city and someone who reported an issue with a bird and its young.

Some of the cases included:

  • on Sunday, May 25 at 10:44 a.m., the police received a report from someone along Deer Valley Drive about an issue with magpies. The police were told a magpie chick fell out of the nest outside a front door. An adult magpie pecked at the woman when she attempted to leave the house, the police were told. The woman indicated she needed to leave the house from a back door, the police said.
  • an injured deer or a deer carcass was seen in the middle of a northbound lane of S.R. 224 at the Meadows Drive intersection at 12:31 a.m. on May 25. Summit County officials wanted the Police Department to remove the animal, which was reported to be a traffic hazard.
  • a moose was seen on the 2200 block of Monitor Drive on Saturday, May 24 at 7:39 p.m. The police were told children would not leave the animal alone. The moose was gone when officers arrived.
  • on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m., a moose was seen in a driveway on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. People were gathering to see, the police were told. The animal moved toward the nearby Park City Library and Education Center.
  • on May 23 at 6:29 p.m., a hurt animal was reported to be behind a pot on a porch along Silver Cloud Drive. The person who contacted the police was unsure whether the animal was a porcupine or a skunk.
  • on May 23 at 10:34 a.m., a young moose was seen ambling down the road on the 900 block of Park Avenue.

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