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Nuisance moose

This is kind of interesting. Near Spokane, Washington, they have issues with nuisance moose and employ many of the same techniques we use around here to deal with nuisance bears . . .

To euthanize or tranquilize? That is the question state wildlife officials must ask as a last resort when moose become a high-risk threat to humans. Spokane officers have had to answer the question several times this winter.

“Each case is different,” Capt. Dan Rahn of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police said. “Putting a moose down or capturing and moving it away are both difficult decisions we’d rather not have to make. Public safety is our main concern.”

The Fish and Wildlife office in Spokane receives hundreds of moose-related calls or complaints a year, Rahn said.

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