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Moose sighting in the tri-county

BLOOMER — Early last week pictures began to circulate on social media of a moose that was wandering around west of Bloomer and north of Colfax.

This same moose was filmed over the weekend just out of Elk Mound near the interstate.

Chippewa County Deputies were called to manage traffic due to the cluster of people stopping to see the rare sight.

The male moose has put on quite the milage over the past week and a half with sightings supposedly in the Chetek and Sand Creek area.

By the looks of the size of the antlers, the moose appears to be fairly young in age.

Their mating season is in the fall and with that an aggressive demeanor can be exhibited. Due to the time of the year and to be on a general side of caution, the animal should not be approached.