A man is in hospital with head trauma and spinal injuries after his motorcycle encountered a moose Tuesday night on Anthony Henday Drive. 

Police say it happened just after 10 p.m. between the 127th and Campbell Road exits.

They say it's not clear if his motorcycle struck the moose or he was injured trying to avoid it.

Air One later spotted a moose in a nearby bush area, and reported it appeared to be moving without injury.