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Moose struck on Broadway

October 3, 2013

A vehicle was severely damaged but the driver suffered only minor scratches after striking a young bull moose on North Broadway about 7:15 a.m. Thursday....

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socialismsucks

Oct-06-13 2:40 PM

i guess i'd be interested in knowing how you 'coax' a wild animal into leaving town. (lead/follow?) and if it works on moose, i know where there are some turkeys that could use some coaxing too.

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lilbear

Oct-04-13 9:14 AM

This young bull moose has been in the news all week. EVERYONE knew it was in town and it was made very clear to pay attention and watch out for the unexpected. I saw him late last night crossing the street by some apartments, and I didn't hit him. I'm sure this was VERY upsetting for the driver and it's awful that it had to suffer and be put down because game and fish couldn't get their act together to coax him out of town.

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keyzgirl62

Oct-04-13 8:40 AM

Peewee, you are ignorant. I highly doubt you scan the streets of Minot looking for deer and moose in the dark. I highly doubt you scan for pedestrians, either. Driving on the highway and driving in town are two different things and one does not expect to have a moose pop out from between buildings. Ridiculous. Glad you're okay LMS.. I'm sure you were very upset.

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EarlyBird

Oct-04-13 7:59 AM

Very unfortunate accident but no way on God's green earth will a moose run into something hard enough to hurt itself. I have seen moose hit and to do that damage to such a strong animal the driver must have been going pretty fast.

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Tamijo

Oct-03-13 9:36 PM

I feel bad for all involved. :(

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disgusted

Oct-03-13 9:09 PM

Ims659, I am glad to hear you are okay. peewee is being a jerk. A moose knows only one speed, fast and powerful when frightened. Anyone would be startled by something approaching from the side. Take care.

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lms659

Oct-03-13 8:33 PM

Peewee you sure do assume a lot of things and you are making an ass of yourself by doing so. You have no idea about anything and because you admit to speeding means nothing. I can only say that hopefully no animals will come to the same fate because of you.

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Peeweepeterson

Oct-03-13 6:58 PM

lms659, I'm sure you were going the appropriate speed. The last comment I made still stands. You are behind a wheel in a city and you hit things. Better go back to driving school and learn to pan your eyes while you drive. Expect the unexpected. Oh and I do more driving than you out in the open area where deer, moose, rabbit, ect.. are and I've never hit anything because I'm an attentive driver and yes, I speed as well.

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lms659

Oct-03-13 6:19 PM

I am the one who was hit and to peewee get it straight before you mouth off. The moose came from the right and was running full blast, I was coming to a stop when the only thing I had time to see was split second of his face.I don't care how much driving experience you have, there was no way anyone could have avoided this. This was a very upsetting experience I was crying more for the moose than myself.Although I really don't have to explain myself, knowing that poor animal was suffering and knowing that it would be put down is heartbreaking and sad for me.

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CJMinded

Oct-03-13 5:17 PM

@karimyes- I'd have to say the driver DIDN'T miss it.

I'll show myself out.

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karimyes

Oct-03-13 4:47 PM

ya, how does anyone miss a moose??? So sad.

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dakotagun

Oct-03-13 4:07 PM

Meer, sorry-wasn't trying to be snarky, but you left the opening ; ) it is hard to look upon such a site, though, with such a regal animal suffering.

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Larry7

Oct-03-13 3:07 PM

I suppose some of it's sisters will miss it at the bars tonight.

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Larry7

Oct-03-13 3:07 PM

I suppose some of it's sisters will miss it at the bars tonight.

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EarlyBird

Oct-03-13 2:00 PM

mmmm yummy yummy!!! Giant deer steaks and roasts are awesome!!

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meercat

Oct-03-13 1:39 PM

@dakotagun...Ha! I would like to see one of them try to hold it's "hand/hoof" as you so snarkily put it. That's not what I'm saying at all. I know that things like this happen, and it usually can't be avoided. I don't feel it's necessary to have the photo on the front page of the website where we are forced to see it if we want to check the news.

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dakotagun

Oct-03-13 1:28 PM

meet... What should the cops do, blast it with their handguns and hope the ricochet doesn't hit anyone? Hold it's hand/hoof? Story says they called in a G&F warden, so they wait. When a moose gets into a city, Minot or Bismarck or or, it has a good chance of getting hit before it gets out of town. Usually after getting pushed or spooked by gawkers.

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keyzgirl62

Oct-03-13 1:00 PM

Well.... it was dark when the accident happened and I don't really think the driver expected a moose to be crossing by Jimmi Johns. It certainly was an "accident" no matter how tragic for the moose. I was turning there shortly after it happened and it was still dark at 7:15 AM. Hopefully neither one or you will encounter a wild deer or moose while driving in town.

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Peeweepeterson

Oct-03-13 12:21 PM

How the "bleep" do you not see a moose in town? Are you that dumb and not paying attention too see something big coming across the street??? Give that driver a ticket and take away his license.

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meercat

Oct-03-13 12:20 PM

I think it's an absolute shame that someone felt inclined to post a picture of an obviously injured moose. While I really don't understand how someone could accidentally hit a moose in the middle of broadway, I do understand that things happen. But do we really need to see an animal who is suffering while cops are just standing around like nothing is wrong? Cold and heartless.

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