IDAHO FISH & GAME PHOTO
Boise police chief Mike Masterson likes to brag to his former colleagues back in Wisconsin about living in the wilds of Idaho where his officers have responded to animal calls within the city concerning, cougars, deer, elk, bear, coyotes. Now he can add a loose moose to the list.
On Tuesday June 10, 2014, Fish and Game conservation officers, biologists, and Boise coppers responded to reports of a moose wandering around a southeast Boise neighborhood. The yearling female moose was spotted in various locations including Warm Springs Golf Course.
Because the moose had been slowly moving closer to town, Southwest Regional Wildlife Manager Craig White made the decision to tranquilize it, and relocate it. The moose was taken out of the city and moved to a more remote location off Highway 21.
“The moose was moving into a narrower corridor along the Boise River,” said Conservation Officer Bill London “As it moves closer to town it becomes dangerous for the moose and for the public.”
Fish and Game officers received assistance from the Ada County Dive Team as the moose swam across the Boise River. Boise Police also assisted with crowd control.
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