Aspen area moose sightings, warnings continue

Moose sightings in the upper Roaring Fork Valley continue to roll in this summer, with warnings to be careful of the animals not far behind.

Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies cautioned a group of people gathered Monday at Difficult Campground gawking at a moose and her young that the animals can be dangerous, Deputy Ryan Voss said.

The sighting occurred about 11:15 a.m. when a female cow and her two young calves stopped in the wetlands area of the Roaring Fork River just off the road that leads to Difficult east of Aspen, he said. A crowd of between 10 and 15 people gathered about 50 feet away from the three moose to watch them, Voss said.

“I warned them that moose are unpredictable,” he said. “You really shouldn’t be that close.”

Related Articles

Moose on the loose in Snowmass Village

A disease that attacks the brains of deer, elk and moose has hit 16 percent of male animals tested in Colorado — and hunters need to be cautious

The warning comes on the heels of a similar alert sent out last week by Snowmass Village police about two cows and their offspring sighted roaming the town recently. The town had received four moose calls since May 20, a wildlife officer said at the time.

Read the full story at

…read more

Source:: The Denver Post

(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *