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Moose Spotted Roaming Through Westfield

photo 3WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A moose has been spotted traipsing through Westfield.

Chris Yager of Feeding Hills was in the area of Powder Mill Village, near Union Street, when he was in a car and saw the moose around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. He then took these few photos and sent them into the ABC40 Newsroom

Yager tells ABC40 that police were in the area for a time, keeping spectators a safe distance away.

Animal Control Operations Manager Ken Frazer says if someone spots a moose, that you should keep your distance.

“He will charge you in a heartbeat, so stay in your house. If you want to take pictures, take pictures out your window,” Frazer explains.

Neighbors couldn’t believe what they saw.

“It was kind of crazy, you don’t see that every day here in Westfield,” adds Kadi Dukette.

Samantha Landry got a scare. “It kind of ran right towards us, so we all cleared out real quick and it was kind of scary,” she says.

Amy Mahler, spokesperson for the Mass. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs says that Environmental Police responded to the area, and were forced to euthanized the 750 pound animal for “public safety concerns” because it “could not be hazed from the area.”

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(Photo Courtesy: Chris Yager)

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(Photo Courtesy: Chris Yager)

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(Photo Courtesy: Chris Yager)

(Photo Courtesy: Beth Freeman)

(Photo Courtesy: Beth Freeman)

(Photo Courtesy: Beth Freeman)

(Photo Courtesy: Beth Freeman)

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