The moose is back in Fargo. People still shouldn't go looking for it, police say - Bring Me The News

The moose is back in Fargo. People still shouldn't go looking for it, police say

This is the second day in a row the moose has been on the loose in Fargo.
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The moose on Thursday morning.

The moose on Thursday morning.

A moose on the loose in Fargo is back, and police are reminding people again not to go looking for the animal. 

The Fargo Police Department first reported the moose on Thursday morning, saying it was running around South Fargo. The moose was spotted at the Prairieview Golf Course and running near a road. An officer also filmed the moose running through a parking lot

By Thursday afternoon, though, the moose made its way out of the city, with the PD saying "Please leave him alone, we'd like him to stay north of town ... if not further."

But no such luck. By Friday morning, Fargo PD said the moose was back, spotted near 27th Avenue South and 18th Street South. 

"Same as yesterday, do not approach the moose or seek it out," the PD said on Facebook. 

On Thursday, Fargo police said it wasn't making any attempts to look for the moose nor push it out of town, adding that it consulted with North Dakota Game and Fish, noting "we feel it best to let the moose find its way out of town on its own" and that if you see the moose, leave it alone.

"Moose can be aggressive, so we ask for people to give the moose space for your safety and the safety of the rest of the public," the post says. 

Moose are the largest member of the deer family, standing 6 feet tall and weighing more than 1,000 pounds. They live in the northern U.S., including North Dakota and Minnesota, as well as Canada, the National Wildlife Federation says.

In Minnesota, there are between 2,400 and 4,320 moose, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says

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