Wildlife Officers Forced To Euthanize Aggressive Moose In Willow

Aggressive wildlife in Alaska communities is nothing new. And in the community of Willow, wildlife troopers took drastic measures to combat a moose that threatened a resident. It’s the second such moose that officers have killed due to dangerous behavior in recent days. Here’s the Anchorage Daily News:

The moose charged the man after a warning shot was fired from a firearm in an attempt to scare the moose away, according to troopers.

The moose continued to act aggressively when encountered by troopers in front of the man’s residence, and it was shot and killed, they said. A charity was called to salvage the meat.

The man was evaluated for injuries at the scene and declined treatment, troopers said.