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Vail police urge caution after moose sightings

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Following an increased number of moose sightings in Vail, police are advising residents and guests to use caution to avoid potential problems. Use these tips from the Colorado Division of Wildlife:

• Female moose (cows) are very protective of their young (calves) to the point of being dangerous if approached or caught off guard.

• Keep pets away as moose can get aggressive around them.

• Do not approach a moose. If charged by a moose, try to put a tree, boulder, vehicle or other large object in between you and the moose. If knocked to the ground, get up. Moose victims typically receive injury from stomping.

The police department is encouraging notification of moose sightings within the town by calling 970-479-2200. For more information on moose behavior, visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife website at

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