Colorado wildlife officials looking for man who allegedly harassed moose
Wildlife officials say a man in Frisco intentionally antagonized at least one moose, and they want to know who he is.
A passerby snapped a photo of the man in question standing just feet away from a visibly angry moose. Just seconds prior to snapping the photo, the witness told Colorado Park and Wildlife he saw the man chase the moose into a median in the middle of a busy street.
"It is very evident from the photo that the moose is angry, and the man could easily have been attacked and injured, or possibly killed," said District Wildlife Manager Elissa Slezak of Summit County in a statement released Sunday. "You can clearly see that the moose's ears are pinned back and its hackles are raised."
Colorado Parks and Wildlife says they do want to cite the man for harassment of wildlife, but they also want to urge him not to repeat the alleged behavior.
"It is likely this person does not realize how much danger he put himself in, or maybe he does not care. We hope a conversation with this individual can help him understand the danger involved," Slezak said.
The incident was reported Friday evening on the 900 block of 10 Mile Drive in Frisco. If you recognize the man in the photo, you are asked to call 877-265-6648. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.