The moose has been relocated and the area is now safe.
There were earlier reports of a moose being spotted in Airdrie around Allen Street and near the Muriel Clayton Middle School. The had RCMP were attempting to corral the animal. The public was asked to avoid the area and avoid taking photos.
The public was asked to remain vigilant and give the animal space. It was also advised to be alert as the animal may try to cross major roadways including the QEII highway.
If you are approached by a moose, remember:
- Always keep your distance from any wildlife, even if they appear calm or friendly.
- If you live in an urban neighbourhood where the moose may have difficulty returning to the wild because of roads, buildings or other barriers, contact the nearest Fish and Wildlife office at 310-0000, or if outside business hours, call the Report a Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.
- Keep your dog inside. A moose will sometimes go out of its way to kick at a barking dog because it is annoying it, causing it to stress or distracting it from making an easy exit from your yard. The moose may be extra defensive because dogs resemble wolves, the moose's main predator.
- If you are charged by a moose, run away as fast as you can and try to find a car, tree or building to hide behind. If the moose knocks you down before you reach safety, do not fight - curl up into a ball and cover your head.
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