String of moose sightings continues in Old Town |

String of moose sightings continues in Old Town

Parkites continued to see moose ambling through neighborhoods last week, with Old Town becoming the place where the animals are being spotted.

Sightings reported to the Park City Police Department last week included:

  • On Sunday, May 8 at 8:51 a.m., a moose and a calf were seen on the 800 block of Park Avenue. The location is close to the bottom of the Town Lift.
  • On Saturday, May 7 at 8:51 a.m., a moose and a calf were seen on Main Street. The animals headed between Main Street and outside the Old Town transit center on Swede Alley, one block east of Main Street.
  • On Wednesday, May 4 at 8:14 p.m., a moose and calf were seen in the vicinity of the Old Town roundabout. The Police Department was told people were approaching the animals as they took pictures.
  • At 4:03 a.m. on May 4, a moose was seen on Prospector Avenue.
  • On Monday, May 2 at 4:21 p.m., a moose and calf were seen in the vicinity of the Swede Alley-Heber Avenue intersection. The police received two calls about the animals.

    In the week before, the police received at least six reports of moose sightings in Park City. The animals seen in that week were spotted on or close to streets like Sullivan Road, Park Avenue, Poison Creek Lane, Main Street and Deer Valley Drive.

    A state wildlife officer early in May predicted there would be additional sightings inside Park City, saying that the green vegetation that moose feed on would only available at the lower elevations until the weather clears and the snow melts at the upper elevations.

    The police typically monitor the situation when a moose is spotted, ensuring the animals, passers-by and drivers are not threatened. The police, though, sometimes request assistance from state wildlife officers if it is needed.

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