UTAH, Feb. 25, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — The U.S. Forest Service, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, is warning visitors to beware of moose, which can claim territory anywhere. Including outside the Ranger District office in neighboring Wyoming.
“Please be aware that there is a young bull moose that has claimed the front door to the Evanston Ranger Station and the tree right in front,”says the Facebook post from the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
“People can call the Evanston office 307-789-3194, but he does hang around the building all day.”
That office is at 1565 Highway 150, Evanston. We mention the address so you can steer clear, not visit. A bull moose can weigh 1,500 pounds, run 35 miles an hour versus an athletic human’s 6.5 to 8, and trample anything that makes him feel threatened.
- “Looks like he wants to become a junior ranger. Swear him in already!”
- “I want one. Can you relocate him to my place here in WV?”
- “If you’re cold, they’re cold. Bring him inside.”
- “Please provide food. He needs a name, Bullwinkle?”
- “Sweet boy.”
- “I couldn’t love this more! He needs you to build him a little hut so he can get warm!”
- “Oh my goodness!!! He’s so cute!”
- “He wants in!”
- “He knows where the snacks are… who’s hiding the goldfish?”
- “This is their home.”
- “Waiting to talk to Smokey, no doubt!”
- “Smokey. Woodsy. Now introducing Moosey!”
- “Give him a job!”
- “Please post video of a ranger walking into the office, giving a tip of the hat with a gravelly ‘howdy’ to the moose.”
All in fun, but we feel compelled to end with a voice of reason:
- “Let him be, he is just trying to survive this long winter.”