Moose on the loose in Massachusetts town

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – There are a lot of unique things to see in densely-populated areas, and giant animals are not usually among them. However, that is exactly what some people saw early Friday morning in Massachestts.

Northampton Police Detective Corey Robinson says that patrolling officers had been following a moose that was roaming around the downtown area during the early morning hours. They also received a report of a moose sighting along the railroad tracks at about 6:30 a.m.

Then a 22News viewer sent in a picture of a moose along the tracks off Market Street.

Robinson said that at this point, the moose’s whereabouts are unknown.

According to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, there are an estimated 850-950 moose in the state, and while sightings in densely-populated areas are still fairly rare, they have become more common as the moose population has grown. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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