Sunday, February 25, 2007

Only In Canada

Moose attack injures Prince George woman

Last Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2007 4:37 PM PT

CBC News

Prince George RCMP have issued a public alert after a moose attack in the city on Thursday morning.

A female moose with two calves attacked a 60-year-old woman while she was walking her dog. The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries while her dog, a cocker spaniel, was so badly injured that it had to be euthanized.

Earlier this month, a moose with calves chased a man in a residential neighborhood that backs onto a hillside.

"We've advised people to bring in their dogs and to just be aware if they're out walking," Constable Gary Godwin told CBC Radio.

Students at Pinewood Elementary School, near the location of Thursday's attack, were kept inside during recess.

Conservation officers are now looking for the moose, but have not yet determined what they'll do with them. They say a moose protecting her calves can be dangerous — even deadly.

1 comment:

D J & E Huber said...

Yup. This has happened to me four times in the past year on my daily snowshoe trek to work. In my case, my sled dog team fought off the moose (and the two grizzly bears that were working with it). No harm done, eh.