Steinbach man spots moose on the loose during early morning drive
The moose was spotted near Steinbach Regional Secondary School. (Source: SteinbachOnline.com)
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:48AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:02AM CST
A Steinbach man spotted a large moose on his way into work Thursday morning.
Sean Walsh was driving through the city around 6 a.m. when he noticed a truck on the other side of the road flashing his high beams near Steinbach Regional Secondary School.
“So I slowed down to see if he was in distress or what was going on, and then as I noticed he had his head out the window, I went to go forward and all of a sudden out of nowhere this huge moose decides to cross the street right in front of me,” said Walsh.
Walsh grew up in Newfoundland and said he’s seen plenty of moose there, but never before in Steinbach.
“To see a moose roaming and then going right into the schoolyard at the high school there, that was something I’ve never seen before," he said.
Walsh said he immediately told his wife, who then called RCMP.
The Mounties confirmed there was a moose in the Steinbach area.
A provincial spokesperson said attempts to locate the moose have been unsuccessful, and that the animal has likely left the area.
“Moose sightings in populated areas are ‘uncommon.’ Although it does occur from time to time, usually in the fall (Sept/Oct) which coincides with moose breeding season,” the spokesperson said in an email to CTV News.
Walsh said he believed the moose was a female.