Moose On the Loose in Boise!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    The city of Boise, Idaho (largest city and the state capital) has had to send their police and Game Wardens on the trail of a moose who was contentedly wandering through town, and munching leaves on one of the city parks.
    Although this is not the first time that a moose has wandered into an Idaho town; they usually pick a smaller and more remote area than the heavily-populated state capital to stroll around in.
    For this moose, however, it is her second trip through Boise. She was found , caught, and rounded up for doing the same thing last year. Once caught, they put a green ear tag on her, and took her about 60 miles out of town. This year, she will be going over twice that far, and officials are hoping that this will discourage her from the annual spring tour of Boise.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/2...s-in-idaho-park-is-captured-after-making-2nd/
     
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    Yes, there seem to be more and more stories of wild life leaving their natural habitat to venture into residential communities. Here in Arizona we have had incidents of bears venturing into back yards and venturing into towns. I don't know why this is happening I don't know if wild life is finding it harder to find food in their areas. I don't know if it has to do with further development. We do seem to want to continually build more and more communites. But in doing so are we taking away places from wild life and where they call home. I guess this is something that should be poindered as to why wild life is doing this. Its getting to the point where other areas of the United States may have to become like Alaska and learn to live with the wild life walking among the communities.
     
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    My friend who lives in north Idaho just messaged me that a moose was wandering down the street past her house, and holding up traffic. I sent her this picture and caption…….

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    We had a big old moose on our deck just yesterday. No pictures though.
     
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    Currently, we have elk herds roaming around parts of our city (in the fields). Lots of cows and a few big-rack bulls. Estes Park has these herds roaming around golf courses in the winter.

    Just one reason we moved from Florida back here. There is no elk or mountains in Florida! The Rockies covered with snow is amazing to see and we can see that one block from where we live.
     
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    I can't imagine. I got pics of all sorts of critters at my deck (including a black bear), but unlike most North American wildlife, moose are prone to having attitudes...and they can back it up.
     
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    The Virginia Game & Wildlife department reintroduced a herd of 75 elk in the state a little less than 10 years ago (they are native, but went extinct in the late 1800s) and the herd is now over 250 and has expanded its territory. Here is the state's elk cam for those who are so inclined.
     
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    No moose here and in fact no meese thanks to the neighbor cats. It seems the Idaho moose is getting lazy and had rather mosey and browse in town than paw through heavy snow for food. We have had deer, elk, antelope, cougars, and bears cross my city boundaries, but so far no moose or wolves.
     
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    We have both in NC.

     
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    We have elk in Southeast Alaska on one or more of the islands, but I think they are protected. We have black tail deer in the southern part of the state and on islands but no white tail or mule deer that I know of. A fair number of moose, lots of black bears and a good number of brown/grizzly. Wolves are almost everywhere, but you never see then unless they are starving. Coyotes show up wherever wolves are not, and a few cougars have wandered in from Canada in recent years.
     
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