Moose Seek­ing Pri­vate Ed­u­ca­tion

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

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.

photo cour­tesy Sarah Alexandra Savoie

This young moose took a self-guided tour of the Stanstead Col­lege grounds last Fri­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.