Skip to comments.Police Shoot Aggressive Moose at High School
Posted on 03/08/2012 4:03:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
An aggressive moose hanging out at the entrance to Homer High School about 12:30 p.m. Sunday charged several people leaving services of The Church On the Rock, held in the Alice Witte Gym at the school. No one was injured, but Homer Police eventually killed the moose after it later attacked a police officer.
From 400 to 450 people typically attend services on Sunday, said Jared Baker, office administrator of the nondenominational church that rents the gym. Some people were trapped inside the school. One leader chased the moose off with a shovel.
Unfortunately, the moose continued to be aggressive and threatened Homer Police Officer Ryan Browning. Police had made an earlier call on Saturday because of an aggressive moose, thought to be the same animal, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl. Browning was not injured.
On Sunday, police tried to lure the moose away with food, and tried to scare it away with bullhorns and sirens. They also tried to pepper spray and user a Taser on the moose. None of that worked.
"An officer was endangered, almost getting stomped and barely managed to get out of the way," Robl said. "We decided we had to put the moose down."
Police consulted with Thomas McDonough, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and he agreed killing the moose was the best option, Robl said.
Police shot the moose near the front entrance area of the high school. A charity salvaged the moose meat.
Well, I can guess what the “mystery meat” will be tomorrow!
Mooschell on the loose?
Now if he had just sat down nice and been quiet like the teacher told him too he wouldnt have got his bad butt shot..
Was Sarah there to field-dress it? :-)
Did it bite someones sister?
Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti.
A guy was stomped to death by a moose in Anchorage several years back - it was hanging out by the front door of a building just like this one in Homer. They are not to be trifled with, but carve up into delicious portions when dead.
This is exactly the reason I told my Dad to join the Elks Lodge and give Moose a pass.
Cop thought it was the biggest pit bull he’d ever seen - so he had to shoot it. It’s the club’s rule.
The passive meese were allowed to stay.
Guy comes down to shoot a few hoops and then this. Couldn’t they have just kept his basketball overnight?
Well, coincidentally, my daughter hit a deer last night while driving home. A couple of hunters happened to drive by, and stopped to advise her. They called the Game Warden, who came and put the deer out of his misery. Then he said that my daughter could take it home for the freezer.
So my son drove over and helped cut it up and skin it—and got back home at 3:00 AM. It turned out to be a yearling buck, which you’re not allowed to shoot, but it should make some good eating.
So, no moose bit my sister (because I don’t have one), but a deer will go into my daughter’s freezer. She said she’d bring some over when she next visits us. We’re almost out of the wild boar that another of my sons shot around Christmas.
Bad idea - it would just make him mad.
It’s what for dinner tonight.
No mystery here. Alaskans eat moose with great enjoyment. It is a very tasty alternative to beef, without the artificial fattening of feedlot beef.
Sure, moose is great, just making a silly joke :P
Great story. Thanks.
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