Moose on the loose in Downtown Bismarck

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck is a growing city but that doesn't mean residents can peacefully co-exist with wildlife.

A moose wandered downtown Tuesday, and a lot of people watched from a safe distance. Shortly after 3 p.m., Bismarck Animal Control was notified of a wayward moose making its way through downtown.

Two moose were originally spotted near the Public Works building, but the second one left town. The other made his way to Kirkwood Mall before being cornered near McDonald's on Main Street. Several people came out to try to get a glimpse of it.

Animal Control says this moose was about a year old and that instances like this one are on the rise.

"There's probably a couple of herds of them here, and they keep breeding, and there's no hunting season on them, so they just come into town, they wander," says Ed Woodcock, Bismarck Animal Warden.

Woodcock said police were waiting for activity in downtown Bismarck to slow before trying to get animal out of town safely.