Moose Alert in Southington

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    NEWSLETTERS

    AP

    A moose was spotted this morning going into a swamp on West Street in Southington near Interstate 84.

    Because of that sighting, drivers are asked to be extra careful when traveling in the area of Southington.

    According to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut moose population is estimated at 100 to 150 animals. 

    They are most often found in the northeastern and northwestern wooded corners of the state, but have been seen in most other parts of Connecticut.

    DEEP warns drivers that it is difficult to see moose when you are driving at night and an injured moose is more likely to collapse through a car’s windshield because they stand so tall. 

    If you are involved in a crash with a moose or deer, report it to local or state authorities, or DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Officers (860-424-3333).  Anyone who sees a moose is asked to report the sightings on the DEEP Web site.

    If you saw the moose in Southington, send photos to shareit@nbcconnecticut.com