Alaska biologists: Baby moose are not pets
ANCHORAGE (AP) — State biologists are reminding people not to touch moose calves or try to take them home as pets following a string of incidents involving people handling the animals, including one household that had a calf in the living room “as if it was a puppy.”
Moose are being born in Alaska this time of year, and biologists say people should leave the calves alone — even if they seem to have been abandoned by their mothers.
Most of the time, the mothers eventually return to their young.
In one recent case in Willow, a calf was put in a backyard dog run with a collar around it...