COLONIE, N.Y. - For the second time in recent weeks, officials with the DEC have captured a moose that came dangerously close to the Northway, however this time the moose was shot to protect public safety.
Colonie Police say the moose was spotted in various locations through Latham on Sunday, starting in the area of exit 6 of the Northway near Route 7.
On Sunday afternoon, ENCON officials were able to track the moose to the area of the post office on Route 155, a short distance from exit 5, where they were able to capture the moose.
On Monday, the DEC informed NEWS10 ABC the moose was in a highly developed area, surrounded by homes,
businesses and busy roadways including the Northway, and therefore needed to be shot. They say if the animal had entered
the Northway it could have potentially resulted in a bad accident.
DEC staff were prepared to dart and move the animal as
with the moose in Halfmoon. However, as the moose was near to and moving
towards the Northway when staff arrived, it was decided that darting the moose
with a tranquilizer would be dangerous as darted animals continue to move for a
time period after being darted and this moose could have continued onto the
Northway in an excited and drugged state. The firearms were discharged by
qualified DEC personnel in an area where there was adequate backstop and at no
time were any citizens in danger of injury by an errant shot.
The meat from the moose was sent to a local butcher to be
processed and will be donated to needy families through the venison donation
Last Sunday, a male moose was spotted near exit 9 of the Northway in Clifton Park. The next day, he made his way to Halfmoon where officials captured and tranquilized the 600 pound animal before bringing him back to a safer place in the Adirondacks.
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