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Police Shoot Aggressive Moose at High School
Homer News ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | Michael Armstrong

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.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alaska; biting; cheese; moose; sister; sisterbiting

1 posted on 03/08/2012 4:03:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well, I can guess what the “mystery meat” will be tomorrow!


2 posted on 03/08/2012 4:07:41 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway

Mooschell on the loose?


3 posted on 03/08/2012 4:12:53 PM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: nickcarraway

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..


4 posted on 03/08/2012 4:12:53 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: nickcarraway

Was Sarah there to field-dress it? :-)


5 posted on 03/08/2012 4:13:37 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: nickcarraway

Did it bite someones sister?


6 posted on 03/08/2012 4:18:28 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

7 posted on 03/08/2012 4:20:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 4:24:06 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 4:26:30 PM PST by dainbramaged (I nearly threw my pit bull at the television.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is exactly the reason I told my Dad to join the Elks Lodge and give Moose a pass.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 4:31:26 PM PST by BipolarBob (When do the salmon return to Capistrano?)
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To: nickcarraway
Did this take place at Riverdale High? I always thought their Moose had it coming...


11 posted on 03/08/2012 4:39:22 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway

Cop thought it was the biggest pit bull he’d ever seen - so he had to shoot it. It’s the club’s rule.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 4:48:08 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: nickcarraway

The passive meese were allowed to stay.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 4:49:46 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: nickcarraway

Guy comes down to shoot a few hoops and then this. Couldn’t they have just kept his basketball overnight?


14 posted on 03/08/2012 5:14:05 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nickcarraway

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.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 5:58:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway
They tried to taser a moose? I would of loved to of watched that attempt.
16 posted on 03/08/2012 6:30:09 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
They shot Moose!


17 posted on 03/08/2012 6:53:27 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Bad idea - it would just make him mad.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 7:38:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s what for dinner tonight.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 7:41:12 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Boogieman
"Well, I can guess what the “mystery meat” will be tomorrow!"

No mystery here. Alaskans eat moose with great enjoyment. It is a very tasty alternative to beef, without the artificial fattening of feedlot beef.

20 posted on 03/08/2012 10:29:27 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: redhead

Sure, moose is great, just making a silly joke :P


21 posted on 03/09/2012 6:44:39 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Cicero

Great story. Thanks.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 6:46:50 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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