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Published December 03, 2012, 02:58 PM

Moose on the loose: Minot home to mother, 2 calves

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot Police Department is warning residents about some new community members that have gained attention around town: a herd of moose.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot Police Department is warning residents about some new community members that have gained attention around town: a herd of moose.

The police department says the city has become home to a cow and her two young calves. The department says they have been working with the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish on the matter and urge residents to "let the moose be."

Animal control officer Dick Schnell says the mother could become defensive if she feels her young are becoming threatened. He says the moose will eventually work their way out of town. If they don't and become a hazard to the public, authorities will then take action.

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