WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Moose are looking for love this time of year, and, as in humans, it can make them goofy.
This is OK when they're out in the woods, but it's not uncommon to see moose around Spokane, Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene and other towns in the region.
Give moose a wide berth. Enjoy them from a distance.
Here's a report from Spokane's South Hill by Robert Estuar:
Might be time to remind people to be wary of moose off the South Hill bluff. I mountain bike the trails about 4 times per week and I've seen moose on 4 separate occasions over the past 3 weeks.
Yesterday around 6 pm, I happened on 3 moose (looked like a cow and 2 calves) about 25 feet off the trail. I've seen the moose on the lower trails -southwest of the powerlines.
Great to have wildlife sightings so close to home but I worry about problem interactions with people and their dogs.
Garden expert Pat Munts offers more on the subject today in this column.