The young bull moose recovering from his relocation from Adams.
ADAMS, Mass. — Local emergency services and state environmental police officers removed a moose that was hanging around the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in the downtown area.
According to a post on the Adams Alert Hose Company's Facebook page Monday morning, a moose was spotted making its way down the rail trail.
Firefighters and Highway Department and Adams Ambulance personnel helped state Environmental Police and MassWildlife officials and the town's animal control officer to immobilize the moose and move it from the bike trail off Albert Street.
From there a bucket loader was used to place the moose into a pickup truck for relocation.
"The moose will be taken to a safe location and hopefully live a long life," wrote the Alerts. "Thank you to all who assisted."
Moose are known to highly sensitive to tranquilizing agents. According to environmental police, officers "specially trained in the chemical immobilization of animals were also on scene."
"The moose, a young bull weighing approximately 700 pounds, was subsequently transported to an undisclosed rural location where it was monitored until it fully recovered from the effects of the immobilization agent," said environmental police.
Photos surfaced on Facebook of the moose making its trek and Adams residents spotted it near Columbia Street. A second moose has been sighted along the trail in Cheshire.
According to information the state's Division of Fisheries and Wildlife webpage, moose will sometimes follow waterways or forest paths to more densely populated areas.
The website states that you should not approach or pursue a moose. This will only stress the animal and could cause it to bolt into traffic or into people.
It is recommended that you contact the MassWidllife District Office at 413-684-1646 or the Environmental Police at 413-367-0011 and leave the moose alone.
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to email@example.com.
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue. Name-calling, personal attacks, libel, slander or foul language is not allowed. All comments are reviewed before posting and will be deleted or edited as necessary.
Chairman Peter Hoyt was cautious and noted the town just implemented Tobacco 21. He said it may be worth waiting to see how this has impacted youth smoking before taking any additional action.
click for more
The rapidly deteriorating property at 20 East St. has been empty since the Youth Center Inc. moved its operation to the former Cheshire School that was closed as part of the district's consolidation in 2017.
click for more