Toddler trampled by moose in Grand County

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GRAND LAKE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a run-in between a moose and a toddler in north-central Colorado appears to be a freak accident.

The moose trampled the child as he played on the beach of Shadow Mountain Reservoir near Grand Lake Thursday. The boy was airlifted to a Denver area hospital but his condition isn't known.

Division of Wildlife Spokesman Randy Hampton said the moose kept running after hitting the boy.

At first, it wasn't clear whether the moose had targeted the boy for some reason.

Capt. Nowell Curran of Grand County Emergency Services says it's likely the moose didn't see the boy and was just passing through the area. Moose have poor eyesight.
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  • by Lisa Location: Colorado on Sep 3, 2010 at 01:03 PM
    Where the HELL were this child's parents? I hope they don't kill the moose for this.It is a terrible thing to happen but seriously the parents or caretakers need to assume responsiblity for this.I always make sure I am right next to my small children.I have two and often am babysitting for a relative or friend,Sometimes I have 4 or 5 kids when at the lake or in the mountains and I have NEVER left them alone for one second!
  • by Jeffrey Location: Maine on Sep 3, 2010 at 08:09 AM
    Why do they have to kill the moose for this???????
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