Moose on loose
All University of Idaho students received a vandal alert through email or text Tuesday morning about the moose that has wandered onto campus. Students may have caught a glimpse of the moose while walking to and from class in the last couple days.
Code Enforcement and Animal Control Officer Chris Gilbertson said the reason moose come so far into town may be because an extra food source is needed and there is still green grass in some yards.
“The moose will be monitored and I will make sure it doesn’t cause problems and that people stay away from it,” he said.
Gilbertson said whenever a moose comes into town, Fish and Game is notified. He said they don’t normally take any action and the moose will move through town in a couple of days.
“The less people coming to look at it, the less it feels threatened or pressured. When it feels pressured it will run and have that much more of a chance of getting hit by a car and harming others,” he said.
Gilbertson said if you see it and want to give dispatch a call, he will come and monitor the moose.
Emily Aizawa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org