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Markham wild moose chase continues on Saturday

Last Updated Nov 25, 2017 at 11:59 am EDT

A moose is seen crossing Highway 404 in Markham, Ont. on Nov 24, 2017. The MNR continues it's search for the animal for a second day, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. CITYNEWS/Dan Berry Dan Berry

It’s #mooseontheloose, Day 2.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) will continue it’s search Saturday for a moose that has been running around several residential neighbourhoods in Markham.

The search was suspended Friday night as officials work on a plan to capture the animal safely on Saturday. Experts say it is extremely rare for a moose to come into the city on it’s own. The MNR may look into tranquilizing the animal before moving it back north or take the wait-and-see approach to let it find it’s own way back.

York regional police and animal services began tracking the bull moose on Friday morning at around 7 a.m. when it was spotted close to Buttonville Airport. It was seen wandering through neighbourhoods and crossed busy roadways, nearly getting hit by several cars.

It was last seen in a green space near the 16th Avenue and Kennedy road area around 3 p.m.

 


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