Moose Safety in the Grand Valley
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife are reminding people to stay safe around wildlife and especially, moose. Park officials said that moose are very beautiful animals and encourage for people to observe them, but at a safe distance. Because they could be very dangerous and scare very easy. Officials have some signs that can help if encountered by a moose. “Look for some signs that it’s agitated. It lowers it’s head. It pins it’s ears back. It raises it’s hackles. It starts to snort and lick it’s snout. If you see any of these signs it’s a real good sign, that the moose is uncomfortable with your presence and it could charge,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife Mike Porras. Park officials also so said to be aware of your surroundings when outside in ‘moose country.’ Also, if going out be sure to keep pets on a short leash or don’t bring them at all. If there are noticeable signs of danger, run away as fast as you can. There are more than 350 moose living the Grand Mesa right now.