9:30 p.m., Dec. 15)
Wandering moose ends up in Chateauneuf backyard
By Fred Sherwin
stray moose that wandered into a backyard
in Chateauneuf this morning was tranquilized
and successfully relocated to the wild. CBC
wandering moose that ended up in the backyard of a house
on Lunenburg Crescent in Chateauneuf, has been returned
to the wild in Larose Forest.
The Ottawa Police started receiving reports of a stray
moose in the area at around 2 a.m.
8 a.m. the animal had cornered itself in backyard with
a high wooden fence. After the police determined that
18-month-old female moose posed no threat to the public,
the National Capital Commission conservation office was
team of NCC conservation officers managed to tranquilize
the moose which was loaded onto a truck using a large
cargo net and transported to the Larose Forest.
Capital Commission Senior Conservation Officer Pierre-Luc
Denis says the animal likely wandered into Orléans
from the Mer Bleue Bog.
brought it to another natural habitat at Larose Forest
which is further away from the city to ensure that this
actual moose wont get into the same situation,"
one was more surprised at seeing a moose in the middle
of Orléans than the residents on Lunenburg Crescent.
unbelievable, how a moose would get there. ... We see
deer all the time, but not moose," Andre Savoie told
is just the latest in a long list of incidents involving
moose wandering into the suburbs.
a two-week period in July 2006, four moose made there
way into Orléans in two different incidents. In
the first incident a female moose
knocked down fences and trampled through several gardens
in Chapel Hill before finding its way to a nearby forest.
weeks later a trio of moose were found wandering down
Hiawatha Park in Convent Glen North. Two of them made
into the Ottawa River on their own, while the third animal
had to be tranquilized and relocated to the Mer Bleue
2007, a mature female moose was spotted on Talcy Crescent
in Fallingbrook before it found its way to a wooded area
in behind the crescent and got away.
last moose incident of any significance happened in May
2010 when two young moose wound up on Bottriel Way in
Fallingbrook. After several attempts to tranquilize them
failed, the police had to put one the animals down. The
other managed to escape to a nearby forest.
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