Local Parker residents have found a new friend with their neighborhood, and no it’s not Bullwinkle. A moose has been running a muck through Stroh Ranch and Stonegate subdivisions.
People seemed to be very intrigued with this encounter, since moose don’t travel much into residential areas. Police warned onlookers to keep a distance because they are known to act aggressive if they feel threatened. Still, that doesn’t stop locals from capturing photos for their friends and family.
The moose did, in fact, appear to be pretty friendly; letting people get up to 20 feet away to stare and take video. It continues to wander around the area today, but if it decides to stay long term they might have to tranquilize and set him free somewhere less busy.
According to The Chronicle, Sightings of moose in populated areas of Douglas County are extremely rare, although a bull moose was sighted near Castle Rock the weekend of Oct. 26. A cow and calf were also reported near Castle Rock within the last month, Olson said. There have been recent reports of a young bull moose wandering Elbert County.