Moose strolls through Bangor’s Little City neighborhood

A female moose runs across Grant Street in Bangor Friday afternoon, July 15, 2011. Bangor Police officers were trying to prevent the animal from wandering toward Broawdway and cautiously guided it toward the wooded area along the Kenduskeag Sream. The moose trotted up and down streets and spent some tense minutes in a couple of fully fenced-in yards. Eventually it made its way to the stream and stood in the water for several minutes taking a long drink before wondering off into the woods again.
A female moose runs across Grant Street in Bangor Friday afternoon, July 15, 2011. Bangor Police officers were trying to prevent the animal from wandering toward Broawdway and cautiously guided it toward the wooded area along the Kenduskeag Sream. The moose trotted up and down streets and spent some tense minutes in a couple of fully fenced-in yards. Eventually it made its way to the stream and stood in the water for several minutes taking a long drink before wondering off into the woods again.
Posted July 15, 2011, at 2:40 p.m.
Last modified July 16, 2011, at 2:34 p.m.
A female moose runs up Grant Street in Bangor Friday afternoon. Bangor police officers were trying to prevent the animal from wandering toward Broadway and cautiously guided it towards the wooded area along the Kenduskeag Stream. The moose trotted up and down streets and spent some tense minutes in a couple of fully fenced-in yards. Eventually it made its way to the stream and stood in the water for a several minutes taking a long drink before wandering off into the woods again.
A female moose runs up Grant Street in Bangor Friday afternoon. Bangor police officers were trying to prevent the animal from wandering toward Broadway and cautiously guided it towards the wooded area along the Kenduskeag Stream. The moose trotted up and down streets and spent some tense minutes in a couple of fully fenced-in yards. Eventually it made its way to the stream and stood in the water for a several minutes taking a long drink before wandering off into the woods again.
The moose trotted up and down streets and spent some tense minutes in a couple of fully fenced-in yards. Eventually it made its way to the stream and stood in the water for several minutes taking a long drink before wondering off into the woods again.
The moose trotted up and down streets and spent some tense minutes in a couple of fully fenced-in yards. Eventually it made its way to the stream and stood in the water for several minutes taking a long drink before wondering off into the woods again.

BANGOR, Maine — Residents started calling police Friday morning reporting a moose on the loose in Bangor near Tri City Pizza.

“We got calls on it this morning and it appeared around noontime on Center Street and Broadway, in the Little City neighborhood,” Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said.

Police responded to the area, where a small crowd on Grant Street gathered to watch what happened, and they shooed the animal toward the Kenduskeag Stream.

The moose, which appeared to be a young female, “worked its way into a wooded path near the stream,” Hunt said.

The moose was seen at around 1 p.m. drinking from the stream’s water by a Bangor Daily News photographer, and police said they hope it stays in the woods.

If the moose returns, “we just ask that people stay away,” Hunt said. “They will walk their way back to safety if people let them be, but people never let them be.”

Moose sightings are not uncommon in the Queen City, the lieutenant said.

“It happens occasionally in the summertime when they get on the inside of the interstate system and get confused,” Hunt said. “We need to get them back north of the interstate where there is plenty of refuge.”

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