Moose moseys through SlC suburb

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 3:16 PM


COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Lenora Johnson says the recent visitor to her suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood was about her height — 5-foot-7. She knows because she looked the moose in the eye.

Johnson started out her front door in Cottonwood Heights Friday morning when she saw the moose walking down the street. It started up her driveway so she retreated inside and found her camera.

Johnson told the Deseret News ( ) the moose got so close it left nose prints on the window. That’s when she called animal control officers, who shot it with a tranquilizer dart when it went in a ravine.

Later, they reversed the drug and the moose wandered off on its own.

Cottonwood Heights animal control officer Tony Kassapakis says they’re optimistic it’s safe and bound for the mountains.

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