Moose stops at Gill farm, leaves safely

  • A moose was found in a gated pasture on Boyle Road in Gill on Saturday, but left safely. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Lynda Hodsdon Mayo

  • A moose was found in a gated pasture on Boyle Road in Gill on Saturday, but left safely. Contributed photo/Greg Parody

Staff Writer
Published: 10/26/2020 5:23:16 PM

GILL — A moose passing through town Saturday morning drew the attention of locals when it somehow got stuck in a gated pasture on Boyle Road. With supervision from Gill Police and the state Environmental Police, the moose was able to leave safely.

The moose is thought to have been female, around 3 to 5 years old, according to Gill Police Sgt. Jason Bassett, who was on duty at the time of the incident.

The Gill Police Department was called to Boyle Road at around 10 a.m., after the moose was found in a gated pasture, Bassett said.

Gill Police contacted the state Environmental Police for help. The two Gill officers who were on duty at the time, including Bassett, also responded, but did not stay long.

At the scene, the property owner opened the pasture gate, and eventually the moose went out on its own, with little effort from the police, Bassett said.

“There wasn’t anything we needed to do,” Bassett said.

It took about an hour and a half for the moose to leave, Bassett said. In the meantime, several bystanders stopped to see the moose. He said traffic was not interrupted by the police operation.

Reach Max Marcus at mmarcus@recorder.com or 413-930-4231.




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