Moose Making Salad of Town’s Shrubbery

From Associated Press

They’re fighting invaders in Idaho Falls, and the outcome is still in doubt.

“We have never had so many moose in Idaho Falls in the wintertime,” said Justin Naderman, a Fish and Game Department regional wildlife biologist.

Since Jan. 1, 11 moose have wandered into the city, only to be captured and moved to the desert north of town. Six more are reportedly still on the loose, although damage has been confined to some nibbled shrubs and toppled fences.


“In the winter when they get a taste of ornamental shrubs, they just don’t want to leave,” said Naderman.