March 02, 2010
Anchorage Outfits Fleet of Trucks to Salvage Road-Kill Moose
By Online Editors
From the Anchorage Daily News:
The city of Anchorage and the Alaska Moose Federation have teamed up speed removal of road-kill moose from area roads. Using a state grant, four trucks have been outfitted with winches that can quickly get a carcass off the road and deliver it to wherever a charity wants it, reports KTUU.
To protect passing cars and charity workers, police officers stood on scene, sometimes for hours.
"Butchering it alongside the road creates a lot of problems, both a traffic hazard and it's an attractive nuisance. People watching as that happens, they often have accidents," said Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Parker.