Wildlife Officials Euthanize Blind Moose

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Wildlife officials have euthanized a blind moose that had roamed the streets of Park City, because the animal wouldn't be able to survive long on its own.

Officials shot the moose in the head Monday on Main Street. Residents say the moose had been roaming area neighborhoods for about a week, crashing into fences and eating trees.

Officers believe the bull was between 2- and 3-years old.

State Division of Wildlife biologist Steve Gray says the animal's eyes appeared to be infected with a form of pinkeye and its body was scrawny. Gray says the animal's meat was in poor condition and couldn't be donated.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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