Moose Calf-Drowned Authorities Probe Drowning Death of Moose Calf

Authorities are investigating the death of a moose calf after it appears the severely dehydrated animal died from drowning.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS - Authorities are investigating the death of a moose calf after it appears the severely dehydrated animal died from drowning.
   
State game officials say in a release the death was likely from it being force fed a large amount of water.
   
The calf had become separated from its mother on Fort Greely, near Delta Junction, Monday. Several people gathered near the moose, and were worried since it didn't have water.
   
Authorities told them to leave it alone and give it space, and its mother would probably come back.
   
Alaska Wildlife Trooper Sgt. Justin Rodgers says if they find out that people disregarded this advice and acted negligently, they may recommend charges.
   
Fish and Game biologists and troopers are investigating.