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Moose on the loose in Alaska

Updated: July 6, 2012 9:38AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska wildlife biologists are warning about the dangers of moose calving season after several people were injured in the past week by protective cows, including a 6-year-old girl who was stomped by one in her backyard until her father scared it off with a log and a baseball bat.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jessy Coltrane said cow moose are giving birth now, and people need to be extra careful in and near the woods.

Over the weekend, a moose charged and injured at least two mountain bikers on trails at a south Anchorage park. AP

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