What to do if you encounter a moose

    Wednesday, 15 May 2024 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    It may be lowering its head, the hair on its neck may be standing up, the moose may be licking its snout and pinning back the ears.

    Moose sightings can be a common thing around Corner Brook this time of year and there are tips on what to do if you do encounter one. The Wildlife division advises people to be aware of the signs of an aggressive moose. It may be lowering its head, the hair on its neck may be standing up, the moose may be licking its snout and pinning back the ears. Give the moose a lot of space and never attempt to feed it. Keep pets on a leash, stay calm and do not run away. Talk and make your presence known and back away slowly in the direction you came from. If a moose charges or chases, look for a tree or solid object to hide behind. If it does become aggressive and knocks you down, try to curl into a ball, protect your head and remain still until the animal retreats.

     

     

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