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Moose, calf seen frequenting Missoula park

Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 19:21:55-05
Greenough Park Moose
A moose and calf have been seen in Greenough Park in recent days. (photo credit: Jim Olson)

MISSOULA – MTN News recently received pictures of a rather unusual sight.

It appears that a moose and a calf have recently taken a liking to a popular park in the Rattlesnake.

Montana Bears noted Tuesday in a social media post that the animals have been frequenting Greenough Park. They advise that dogs should be kept on leashes and that the animals should not be approached.

Montana FWP said Tuesday that dirt surface trails in the north end of Greenough Park are temporarily closed for public safety and to give the moose some undisturbed space. FWP is monitoring the situation closely and may attempt to haze the moose into more remote locations if possible.

Jim Olson, who lives on Greenough Drive, said in an email sent to MTN news that in his 30 years living near the park it’s the first moose cow and calf that he’s seen there.

Greenough Park Moose
(photo credit: Jim Olson)