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Two moose were recently spotted running around Grindrod

Big moose running loose

If they are cold, bring them inside does not apply to these two.

A pair of moose were spotted wandering around the Grindrod area.

Grindrod resident Tyler Mumford posted pictures of a pair of moose to the Happens in Enderby, stays... Facebook page.

Conservation Officer Ken Owens said moose are not generally aggressive, but it's important to give them lots of room.

"They can become aggressive when they are harassed by people, dogs, and traffic, or when hungry and tired, especially in winter when they must walk through deep snow," Owens said.

"Moose view dogs as enemies and will sometimes go out of their way to kick at one, even if the dog is on a leash or in a fenced yard."

Owens says letting your dog chase a moose is actually an offence under the Wildlife Act.

"Each moose has a different tolerance level, but if they are harassed enough, many moose will respond aggressively," Owens said.

"Attacks on humans by moose are rare, but can occur, especially when a female is protecting its offspring."



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