Injured Summit County moose calf improving

By: Associated Press
April 15, 2014 Updated: April 15, 2014 at 11:56 am
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photo - Local Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials were flooded with phone calls about an injured calf moose in Silverthorne. (Bill Linfield, Special to the Summit Daily)
Local Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials were flooded with phone calls about an injured calf moose in Silverthorne. (Bill Linfield, Special to the Summit Daily) 

SILVERTHORNE — A moose calf with an injured leg is continuing to improve after Colorado wildlife officials asked people in Silverthorne to leave the animal alone.

According to the Summit Daily (http://tinyurl.com/k7emhln), the calf and cow moose have been seen venturing at increasingly greater distances to the north through Silverthorne, but continue to return to a protective sanctuary along the banks of the Blue River.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said the young calf's best chance for survival depends on residents keeping their distance.

The Silverthorne Police Department has been assisting wildlife officials by closing sections of the Blue River Trail to minimize human interaction. Some people have complained about the decision not to medically assist the animal.

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Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/

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