Associated Press - January 2, 2008 6:24 PM ET
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP)
- A cow moose that kicked two snowmobiles north of Columbia Falls and later refused to budge for a trail groomer will be killed if it exhibits further aggressive behavior.
State wildlife officials say tranquilizing moose doesn't work very well, so relocating the animal isn't a likely option.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman John Fraley says a snowmobiler came upon a cow moose in the Canyon Creek area on December 29th. The moose kicked the sled and put its hoof through the hood.
As that snowmobiler was backing away, a couple more snowmobiles came around the bend and the moose kicked the side of another sled before running off.
Fraley says that isn't typical moose behavior.
Shortly after that, a groomer smoothing the trails in the same area reported that he came upon a moose that refused to budge, despite the noise of the machine.
Information from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com
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