It’s confirmed, there has been a moose roaming within the city limits of North Platte.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials have confirmed the sighting. Game and Parks says the moose had been in the area for about a month before being spotted on the 13th. Game and Parks biologists are in contact with local law enforcement on tracking the moose.
And, the commission says, “If the opportunity presents itself, officials will attempt to direct the moose out of town.”
Game and Parks officials stress that the public shouldn’t consider moose cute creatures; don’t try to take a selfie with them, don’t feed them. Moose aren’t pets. They can become aggressive. Be careful if they display aggressive signs, such as pinned back or flattened ears with hair raised around the neck and back. Other signs of aggression include lowering the head, stomping the feet, and clicking the teeth.
If the moose charges, don’t try to stand your ground. The best bet is to run.