Moose looking to settle down in Waterville

Moose looking to settle down in Waterville

By Matthew McCully


It seems as though a young female moose has taken a liking to the Townships, having spent the entire weekend hanging out on the river along Route 108 near Capelton Mine.

According to Olivier Morrissette from Secours Animal Estrie, a non-profit animal rescue group, the moose seems healthy and is not in danger at the moment, but he hopes the animal will soon move on to an area with less traffic.

The moose was first spotted on Friday night, Morrissette said.

Teams from Secours Animal Estrie are checking in three times daily to make sure she is not in distress.

According to Daniel Labonté, media representative for the Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs, the ministry was notified about the moose on Sunday, Feb. 12 and a wildlife protection officer was dispatched to the scene. Since the animal appeared to be in good shape, was still moving and was not injured, the officer determined that no human intervention was required to rescue the animal, Labonté explained in an email.

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