Moose seen in Old Town, in City Park |

Moose seen in Old Town, in City Park

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Police Department last week responded to calls regarding wildlife, including at least two moose sightings.

The police occasionally receive similar calls. The reports last week included:

  • on Friday, June 5 at 11:28 p.m., a deer was reported to have been hit by a vehicle in the vicinity of the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Wyatt Earp Way. The animal was seen limping afterward, the police were told.
  • a young bull moose was seen in City Park, behind Miners Hospital, on June 5 at 12:03 p.m. The animal was headed toward the softball field, the police were told.
  • on June 5 at 10:45 a.m., the police received a delayed report about a driver hitting a deer on S.R. 248. The accident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. the night before, the police were told. Nobody was injured, but the vehicle suffered significant damage, according to police logs. The driver told the police the report was delayed because the person wanted to head home to let a dog out. The pet had been inside for more than six hours, the police were told.
  • on Thursday, June 4 at 8:07 a.m., a young moose was seen along Norfolk Avenue. The animal headed toward Park Avenue. It was gone by the time an officer arrived.

    Someone on Tuesday, June 2, meanwhile, reported seeing a wolf somewhere close to Mellow Mountain Road. The animal was headed to the road, the police were told. The person told the police the animal was larger than a German shepherd and had gray and black fur. Police officers, though, did not locate a wolf. The police sometimes receive wolf reports but find that the animal in question is a domesticated dog or a coyote.