There were sightings throughout Wednesday morning of a moose in Regina’s Harbour Landing neighbourhood.
Rich Hildebrand, with Saskatchewan Environment reminds residents not to approach wild animals in urban areas – or worse – follow them in your vehicle.
“Wild animals, need to be treated like wild animals,” said Hildebrand. “They are unpredictable. Definitely call our officers, or the Turn In Poachers line.”
Hildebrand says the bear that was in a tree in Saskatoon’s north industrial park yesterday isn’t common to see, but bears have recently awakened from hibernation and are on the move actively looking for food to replenish their fat stores. The bear was euthanized after not recovering properly from being tranquilized.
Environment officials say the moose in Regina was found, tranquilized and relocated safely out of town.
According to officials, the moose is a yearling female, and she was tranquilized after being located in Wood Crescent off of Pasqua Street near Gordon Road.
They say their first call about the moose came in at 5:45 this morning.
So far, Conservation Officers in Regina have had six calls on moose this spring. Three have been tranquilized. One was in the Milestone area.