TEMPLETON (CBS) – Residents in Templeton had a close encounter with a moose this morning.

Beth Moschetti woke up and found this cow moose hanging around in her yard.

Moschetti says the animal was following around her cat. It wandered up near the porch and spent part of the morning lying around the yard.

Moschetti says she’s not sure what happened to the moose because eventually, she had to go to work.

moose2 Templeton Resident Captures Photos Of Moose In Her Yard

(Credit: Beth Moschetti)

The state’s moose population virtually disappeared in the 1800s. However, it has seen a strong rebound in the past four decades.

MassWildlife biologists estimate there are now around a thousand moose that live in Massachusetts.

The majority of them are found in northern Worcester County.

Comments (4)
  1. Bob M says:

    Nice looking cow. Pretty harmless. Cool to see in this area.

  2. Old Pro says:

    This is a fairly common occurrence in the area. I had my first moose encounter in Royalston (two towns over from Templetom) about 15 years ago.

  3. Mike T says:

    I love the cat looking over like what the heck is that.! I guess this is your territory now!

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