Moose alert a day late for Westchester drivers

September 24, 2008 7:36:27 AM PDT
Forget the Adirondacks. Look out for moose in Westchester. State officials on Tuesday advised motorists in northern New York to be alert for moose - a day after one of the large animals was hit and killed on a highway in a New York City suburb.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation cautioned motorists traveling in the Adirondacks to be alert this time of year, the breeding season for moose.

The DEC says the animals are at their most active in the early fall as they look for mates. Moose often wander into areas where they're not typically seen, such as the Westchester town of Lewisboro.

That's where a moose was killed Monday night after it was hit by several cars on Interstate 684, about 45 miles north of Manhattan.

One person suffered minor injuries.

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