• moose September 27, 2022 6:33 pm

    CT Drivers Being Advised to Watch Out for Moose After Recent Sightings

    The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is telling Connecticut drivers to be on the lookout for moose after recent sightings across the state. Officials said there have been recent moose sightings in Woodbury, Southbury, Danbury, Newtown and New Fairfield. Though it’s believed to be the same moose, people are being reminded to be aware of increased moose...

  • Maine May 19, 2022 12:48 pm

    Maine Moose Survey Finds Record High Death Rate From Ticks

    Infestations of ticks contributed to a record high death rate for young moose tracked by wildlife managers in rural Maine. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife collared 70 moose calves in remote parts of the state last winter and 60 of them had died by the beginning of May, Maine Public reported. The 86% mortality rate was the highest…

  • Maine March 3, 2022 11:10 am

    Moose Killed After Attacking Maine Teen's Dog Sled Team

    A cow moose attacked a Maine teen, his dad and their sled dogs during a snowstorm Tuesday night — a 45-minute ordeal that only ended when the 17-year-old shot the moose with a neighbor’s rifle. Caleb Hayes and his eight-dog team were returning to the family’s kennel business in St. David after a training run. His father, Jonathan Nathaniel...

  • Marlborough February 22, 2022 3:05 pm

    Moose Roaming Massachusetts City Tranquilized, Relocated

    A moose on the loose in a Massachusetts city was tranquilized Tuesday and moved to a more appropriate setting, state wildlife officials said. The moose spotted roaming around Marlborough was tranquilized by the Massachusetts Environmental Police at about 10 a.m. and taken to a wildlife management area in northern Worcester County, Martin Feehan, a deer-moose biologist for the state Division…

  • New England November 22, 2021 1:17 pm

    Warmer Summers Worsen Tick Infestations for US Moose, Study Finds

    It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation is common with moose across the northern U.S. — usually survivable for adults but less so for calves, and miserable either way....

  • Massachusetts October 9, 2021 5:29 pm

    Ayer Police Attempt to Corral a Wayward Moose

    Police in Ayer, Massachusetts, had an eventful morning Friday when a wayward moose tried to wander into a busy town roadway. Det. Kellie Barhight and School Resource Officer Jen Bigelow found the moose charging through the woods after getting spooked by a barking dog, police said. They said the moose ran past them and they did their best not to…

  • Massachusetts September 15, 2021 8:37 pm

    Moose Captured in Worcester After Crash

    A moose ran through the busy streets of Worcester, appearing to be OK after hitting a moving vehicle.

  • moose September 15, 2021 8:24 pm

    Moose That Ran Through Busy Streets of Worcester Safe After Hitting Car

    A moose wandered through the streets of Worcester on Wednesday, hitting a car and charging at least one person on a porch before being captured. “I look in my rearview, and there’s a moose that just literally ran right behind my car,” said Casey Thomas, who had a close encounter with the animal Wednesday morning after dropping her daughter...

  • Vermont September 4, 2021 8:00 pm

    Vermont Motorists Urged to Beware of Moose on Highways

    The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists across the state to watch out for moose on the state’s highways. This is breeding season for moose and they are more likely to be crossing roadways, especially after dark or early in the morning. They can be difficult to see because of their dark color. Last year motorists...

  • moose July 12, 2021 8:17 am

    5 People Injured When Car Hits Moose in Vermont

    Five people were hospitalized with minor injuries after a car hit a moose in Vermont, state police said.

  • animals June 9, 2021 1:45 pm

    Kayakers Rescue Baby Moose From Drowning in Dramatic Video

    Two kayakers saved a female moose calf after it fell into a river in Alberta, Canada

  • Connecticut State Police May 1, 2021 11:29 pm

    Moose Dead, Multiple Transported to Hospital After Crash in Goshen, Conn.

    A pregnant moose is dead and several people were transported to the hospital with injuries after a crash in Goshen, according to officials. State police said Troop B responded to Hall Meadow Lane, or Route 272, near the Norfolk line. Fire officials are also at the scene. The road was closed at the scene of the crash but has since…

  • ticks April 11, 2021 6:02 pm

    More Moose Hunting Will Reduce Ticks, Biologists Say

    Some wildlife biologists in northern New England hope that increasing the number of moose taken by hunters this fall will help protect the herd from ticks and lead to healthier animals. In Vermont, the state is planning to issue 100 permits for the October hunt, up from 55 last year and zero in 2019. In Maine, the number of moose…

  • South Portland October 1, 2020 8:43 pm

    Moose on the Loose Brings Out Crowds on 2-Day Lark Through Maine City

    This tale of a moose on the loose had the best possible ending. On Wednesday, people living near Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine, were treated to a series of moose encounters after one of the animals wandered into their neighborhood. He seemed to find his way everywhere: munching on leaves and branches in backyards; the beach, where he went…

  • South Portland October 1, 2020 7:20 pm

    Moose Captured After 2 Days on the Lam in Maine

    People in South Portland, Maine, had a series of moose encounters for a couple of days, even visiting the beach.

  • Maine September 30, 2020 2:25 pm

    WATCH: Moose on Loose in Portland, Maine

    A moose has been seen wandering around South Portland, Maine, on Sept. 29 and 30. Police urged drivers to be cautious.

  • moose June 11, 2020 11:50 pm

    Moose on the Loose Causes Stir in Lowell

    A moose on the loose caused quite a commotion Thursday morning in Lowell, Massachusetts. The moose was first spotted by a man in the parking lot of the Chelmsford Mall on Chelmsford Street at 7 a.m., according to the Lowell Sun. Police told the paper the department started getting other calls at about 8:30 a.m. when the moose was seen…

  • climate change February 27, 2020 8:05 pm

    With Ticks Feasting on Moose, Vt. Researchers Look to Help

    Research underway in Vermont is aimed at supporting the state’s struggling moose herd, which has been suffering from an increase in winter ticks — which scientists say have been doing better in milder winters. “We lost a lot of calves last winter,” said Nick Fortin, a moose biologist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Fortin is part of a…

  • Vermont February 27, 2020 11:45 pm

    Climate Change Boosting Tick Population

    Scientific research is underway in Vermont examining the state’s diminishing moose population.

  • Vermont January 24, 2020 7:33 pm

    Vermont Officials Rescue Moose Stuck in Bridge

    A moose in southern Vermont that was stuck in an active railroad bridge this week was safely removed and relocated. With the help of the Springfield Fire Department, Vermont game wardens and wildlife biologists sedated the moose, picked it up with a crane truck and relocated it, according to Vermont Fish and Wildlife. The moose was stuck next to Route…

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