Moose on the loose in Saskatoon on Sunday morning
Conservation officers have been called, according to Saskatoon Police Service
The Saskatoon Police Service is cautioning residents to be cautious after a moose was spotted in the city on Sunday morning.
The sighting, which was reported to police, took place in the area around the Broadway Bridge and police say conservation officers have been notified.
City police are advising members of the public not to approach the animal if they see it and not to interact with the moose "in any way.
"Conservation Officers are trained and equipped to deal with this type of wildlife," said Saskatoon police in the news release.
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Moose looked scared, tired
Cody Whiteman took to Twitter at roughly 10 a.m. to share video of a moose in the Stonebridge area of Saskatoon, but it's not clear if it was the same animal.
Whiteman said while he was concerned for the moose, as it looked scared and tired, he said it was interesting to see such a massive animal up close.
"It's surprising," he said. "You don't really realize how big they are until you see them next to everyday objects, like a six-foot fence or running past a car or something, and they're just towering over it."
Whiteman said he and his wife followed the animal to see where it was headed, noting they tried to report the sighting to animal control. When they didn't get an answer, they called Saskatoon police instead.
Whiteman said his wife was a little uneasy about the animal getting too close.
"She was like 'I don't know if it's going to come at us or what' but I was like, 'I think it's just scared'," he said. "It's hard to see in the video, but she was all covered in sweat and her tongue was hanging out and she was definitely scared and just trying to get the heck out of here."
For Whiteman, he said this wasn't his first experience with a moose, as he almost collided with one of the animals while driving home from Biggar a few weeks back.
"I've heard recently they're really active this time of year," he said.