Anchorage police kill moose after it attacks girl

Posted May 18, 2011, at 10:43 p.m.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A moose attacked a girl on a bicycle after Anchorage police say the animal had given birth to twins a day earlier.

Police killed the moose after the attack Wednesday.

The child who fell from her bike sustained injuries to her head, but they are not considered life threatening. She’s been hospitalized.

Police say the same moose chased a jogger in the same area earlier in the day. The jogger was not harmed.

Bystanders were upset by the decision of the police and the state Department of Fish and Game to put the moose down, but a police spokeswoman said other options were not feasible.

The moose’s two calves have been taken to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

 

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