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October 17, 2011

Statement by Commissioner Patrick Berry on the Death of the Moose Known as “Pete”

“I was surprised to learn today that the moose enclosed within the captive hunting facility in Irasburg nicknamed Pete has died. The owners of the facility, when asked, informed me today that the animal passed away after being tranquilized during a standard annual grooming procedure. As recently as early September, I had seen the actual moose. Yesterday we were led to believe the animal was alive, and permitted to photograph a moose identified as “Pete.” In fact, we now know that Pete had died and we were misled.”

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: October 17, 2011 07:39:46