Alaska Wildlife Troopers Forced To Shoot Moose A Palmer Local Fed On Video
Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News:
In the video, Bunch fed the moose carrots and pet it from the doorway of her home, McDaniel said. The video was not publicly available by Sunday, and Bunch could not be reached to comment by Monday.
“When Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to Bunch’s residence the moose showed no apparent fear of humans and walked up to the Wildlife Trooper when he arrived,” McDaniel said over email. “This moose appeared thin and showed signs that it had been fed by humans for some time.”
McDaniel said troopers determined that the moose could become a danger to the public because it was so comfortable around people.
“When humans feed wildlife it causes them to stop searching and feeding on their own in nature and rely solely on humans for food,” McDaniel wrote. “When their human food source stops the animal can become aggressive towards other humans as it looks for food from them.”