continued Winchell and Durfey said they don’t believe this situation sets a precedent for handling injured moose as the DEC takes each situation on a case-by-case basis.
“Human safety was certainly a factor here but not the primary factor,” Durfey said. “The welfare of the animal came down to be the deciding factor here.”
A necropsy (autopsy of an animal) of the moose may take weeks or months to receive results Winchill said, and they will be made available when they are submitted.
For more information about the moose manual, go to the DEC website and follow the link: www.dec.ny.gov/animals/74663.html to read the entire protocol.