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Bull moose wandering Kenai snared in wire

 A young bull moose snared in barbed wire in Kenai, Alaska. Image courtesy of Amanda
A young bull moose snared in barbed wire in Kenai, Alaska. Image courtesy of Amanda (KTUU)
Published: Jan. 26, 2020 at 12:02 PM AKST
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A young bull moose is wandering around the City of Kenai with snare wire wrapped around its snout.

The moose has reportedly been in this condition for a number of months according to multiple Kenai residents who have captured photos of the moose. It has survived because the wire is wrapped around the upper portion of its snout and is not prohibiting the moose from feeding or drinking water.

Now, the moose has wandered away from the area he had been staying close to before the snare could be removed. Kenai resident Laurie Speakman, who has been working closely with ADF&G to find the moose and remove the wire, confirms it is a snare wire.

There are currently no reports on how the animal was snared.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking for the public’s help in locating the animal. If seen, call ADF&G at 907-262-9368. Their office is open Mon. through Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If seen on a weekend, callers should leave a message.

Callers may also contact the Alaska Moose Federation at 907-252-7344.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the snare wire was barbed wire.
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