Moose on the loose in the North End neighborhood of Boise

Moose on the loose in the North End neighborhood of Boise

A moose was seen throughout the day Monday in Boise’s North End, according to multiple posts and comments in the neighborhood’s Facebook group.

One woman said she saw the moose coming down Irene Street around 8am and others saw it on a “hike” in the foothills. As the day progressed, several people said they saw Idaho Fish and Game officers in the area trying to find the moose.

    A calf cow moose walking in front of a blue truck.

A resident reported the moose roosting near 27th and Irene Street. Fish and Game staff and Boise police attempted to put him to sleep and move him, but the moose ran and ran through the foothills near Camel’s Back Park, according to IDFG.

“He was last seen moving away from the urban center, and hopefully he has made his way into the upper foothills, but if he lingers in an area where he could pose a danger to the public safety, we will do our best to move it,” said Brian Pearson, director of communications for the Southwest region.

The moose has likely returned to the wild and may not be seen again in Boise, IDFG said in a news release.

“We appreciated everyone’s cooperation, and while it’s exciting to see a moose, please allow plenty of room for it if you encounter it and report back to us so we can determine the best course of action for you.” the animal and for public safety,” Pearson said. .

According to IDFG, as spring turns into summer, yearling moose will begin to wander in search of new territory that will provide them with food and water. If a moose is seen within the city limits, near residential areas, or near the road, it is strongly recommended that you call Fish and Game or local law enforcement.

Idaho Fish and Game has provided the following moose proximity safety information:

  • Do not approach the moose.
  • If a moose is seen on or near a roadway, slow down, but avoid creating a hazard to traffic.
  • Watch for body language that indicates the moose is stressed, such as drooping ears or erect neck hair. They may also trample their front hooves and growl or snort.
  • If an unexpected encounter occurs, make sure there is some sort of barrier between you and the moose, such as a large tree or a vehicle.
  • Keep pets confined or on a leash, and away from moose. Dogs, especially those off leash, can be perceived by moose as threatening.
  • Photographing a moose can be exciting but should be done from a safe distance.

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