Callers Help Officials Track Loose Moose in Eastern Iowa


By Aaron Hepker

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials are tracking a moose on the loose in Iowa, thanks to the help of curious callers spotting the creature.

The state Department of Natural Resources says it's received dozens of calls over several weeks about a male moose making its way from northern Iowa down south. It was first officially spotted in early November.

Vince Evelsizer, with the DNR in Clear Lake, says it's the only known moose in Iowa right now. It likely came from northern Minnesota because of natural curiosity, and it's something that happens once every five to six years.

Evelsizer says the moose was last spotted near Cedar Rapids, and its chances of survival are dwindling as it continues on its southward path.

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