The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports the frequent sightings of the moose within the city limits of North Platte prompted staff to tranquilize the moose and move it to a wildlife management area.
Biologists with Game and Parks worked with local law enforcement and a local veterinarian to relocate the moose on Monday.
Concern grew that the moose might become aggressive with residents if it continued to wander in and out of North Platte. Moose are known to become aggressive toward people and pets.
Game and Parks reports aggressive moose often show a variety of signs, including pinned back or flattened ears with hair raised around the neck and back. Other signs are a lowered head, stomping feet and teeth clicking or licking of its lips. If you encounter a charging moose, don’t try to stand your ground, run.