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September 10, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Animal Call: C17-202577

On September 9, 2017, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Winnipeg Police were called to assist Manitoba Conservation officers in the area of Pembina Highway and Bison Drive for a report of a young moose that had been seen in the area. It is believed to be the same animal that had been spotted in the previous day in the Wildwood Park neighbourhood.

When first observed on Friday, September 8, in the area the area of South Drive and Point Road at 6:00 p.m., the animal was deemed to present a potential risk to residents in the area. While only a calf, the moose was estimated to weigh in the range of 200 – 300 kg. Police and conservation officers eventually lost sight of the animal at approximately 8:00 p.m.

The moose was again observed on Saturday on the University of Manitoba campus near Bison Drive and Pembina Highway at approximately 11:40 a.m. Safety concerns were again a factor due to the proximity to Investors Group Field and the pending start of the Banjo Bowl where in excess of 33,000 fans were congregating.

Manitoba Conservation officers, with the assistance of numerous police units, were able to tranquilize the animal at approximately 1:55 p.m. The moose was not injured. The incident caused a small delay to the start of the football game.

The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to thank the public and fans for their patience during this incident.

    • Last Update: September 11, 2017

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