Moose Seeking Private Education
Private education is out of many Canadians’ financial reach, however it did not stop a young moose from entering Stanstead College gates last Friday to peruse the facilities. Shortly after 7 a.m., on Friday, May 20th, a young female moose was spotted on the campus of Stanstead College. Suzanne Savoie, a College employee living on campus, was leaving the house with her two daughters, Sarah and Olivia, when they spotted a moose on their lawn. Sarah, age 13, took photos of the animal as it loitered on their lawn before meandering over to the Head Master, Micheal Wolfe’s, house.
According to Ms. Savoie, the moose seemed to be confused and unsure where to go. At one point she appeared
to be heading for town, but she turned and headed back to the football field and later headed toward the elementary school, Jardins-des-Frontières.
Debbie Smith reported spotting the moose meandering down Dufferin Street, crossing from one side to the other, before entering the College’s front gates. Ms. Smith remarked it was funny to see a moose entering the College by the gated entrance. She also took photos of the moose.
Ironically, later that weekend, in conversation with a visiting Ottawa couple, the topic of errant moose came up in conversation. They mentioned the same had occurred in their neighbourhood. A moose was spotted running through a residential area before meeting a more inhumane end to its journey through within our `civilized` world. Apparently Ottawa officials felt it necessary to shoot the moose to death when it entered the suburbs. Stanstead, either due to a lack of officials mandated to shoot moose, or a more humane respect for wildlife, simply allowed the moose to go her way, and that’s exactly what she did. Nobody was hurt, or even scared for that matter, and nobody has seen the young moose since.
This young moose took a self-guided tour of the Stanstead College grounds last Friday.