Moose Spotted in North Haven

A moose was spotted in North Haven this morning and state environmental officials are asking drivers to be on the lookout.

Authorities said the moose was trying to cross Route 22 near Interstate 91 and it's possible this is the same moose spotted in Cheshire last week.

Officials from Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the animal was last seen on Old Clintonville Road in North Haven.

[HAR] Moose, Bears, Turtles and Other Connecticut Wildlife

According to wildlife experts, these animals are most often found in the wooded areas of northeast and northwest Connecticut, but there have been sightings all over, including one in Southington over the summer.

Officials said moose pose a particular danger to drivers because once struck, the animals are likely to collapse through a windshield due to their height.

The moose population in Connecticut is estimated at 100 to 150 animals and most . They are found most often in the northeastern and northwestern wooded corners of Connecticut but have been seen in most other parts of the state.

If you are involved in a crash involving a moose and deer, call local or state authorities, or DEEP Environmental Conservation Police at 860-424-3333.

You can report a moose sighting through the DEEP website.  

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