Beacon, New York on Lock Down Due to Loose Moose

Beacon, New York on Lock Down Due to Loose Moose

Update 10/5/2010

Looks like the moose is still on the loose.  Department of Environmental Conservation Wendy Rosenbach told  Poughkeepsie Journal that that as of this morning, there were no reports that it had been captured

 Rosenbach said while moose are quite large, “they can be very elusive.” 

“We’re not sure where it is right now,” she said. 

The moose may have migrated northeast from the City of Beacon toward the Town of East Fishkill, officials said Monday.

“He was last seen at the Fairview Cemetery, near the Beacon-Fishkill line at about 10 p.m. last night,” said Detective Sgt. Louis Lucato.

Rosenbach also says that he may have wandered away to find a moose mate – it’s that time of year after all.

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The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that a moose was causing some traffic tie-ups in Beacon, NY:

The first reports of the antlered interloper began to come in around 3 p.m., according to city residents. Hours later, the moose had migrated out of the southern area of the city and into an unspecified area of town.

… police closed down a portion of Dennings Avenue for several hours this afternoon. The road is located near Dennings Point State Park from where, Milkove guessed, the moose may have emerged.

At 7:30 p.m., Beacon police were unavailable for comment, except to say they were trying to secure help directing traffic from neighboring police units.

When I was in high school, I had a Moosehead Beer T-shirt.  It had the Moosehead logo on the front and on the back it said, “The Moose is Loose in Marin County!”  It was kind of a rip-off of the Schlitz Malt Liquor bull commercials from the 70’s.  I never thought you could open a beer (or in this case a malt liquor) and a bull would appear, but it looks like someone opened a lager in Beacon.   

Dash Brando
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