Moose euthanized on western Maine lake

Posted May 26, 2009, at 9:56 a.m.

OTISFIELD, Maine — A moose appearing to be sick and injured was euthanized in Thompson Lake in Otisfield over the weekend.

Maine Game Warden Joshua Smith said one of the animal’s hind legs appeared to be broken, and it also showed signs of brain worm. The warden said the small bull was emaciated and had very little fur.

The Sun Journal newspaper of Lewiston reported that local store owner Donna DeSalvo said she’d seen the moose around over the last few months and could tell it was injured.

Smith said that after the animal was shot Sunday afternoon, he and off-duty warden Tony Gray towed it to the boat landing, removed it from the water and took it away for disposal.

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