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Moose on the Loose in the Thomaston Area

A moose sighting took place near Route 8 in Thomaston, the DEEP says.

 

Motorists in the Thomaston area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose near Route 8, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection stated in a Monday, Oct. 1, press release.

Moose near roadways pose a particular danger because their dark color and tall stance make them difficult to see at night and, once struck, more likely to collapse through the vehicle windshield. 

All moose and deer vehicle collisions should be reported to local, state, or DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Officers at 860-424-3333.

Additionally, residents throughout the state are encouraged to report moose sightings on the DEEP Web site at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting.

Connecticut has a resident moose population estimated at 100 to 150 animals.  They are found most often in the northeastern and northwestern wooded corners of Connecticut but have been seen in most other parts of the state.

Debbie Carlson October 01, 2012 at 09:09 PM
It looks like the moose has a collar on?
George October 01, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Looks like the DEP tracking/tagging collar. You'll see them on deer, too.
Voice of Reason October 01, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Sorry Bullwinkle, this ain't Cicely.
Debbie Carlson October 03, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Thanks George, I should of thought of that!!
Mitch October 07, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Saw him at noon in Roxbury. Such a nice calm fellow and walk up 15 feet from me while sitting along the river bank reading my book.

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