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Photos: Bull moose tangle through a fence

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: October 4, 2016
  • Published October 3, 2016

A pair of bull moose battled each other from opposite sides of a chain-link fence along Raspberry Road, near the entrance to Kincaid Park, on Sunday. The "outside" bull ended up getting tangled up in the fence's barbed wire and had to be tranquilized by biologists later to have it removed. This fight went on from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. The moose caused significant damage to the fence and the "inside" bull nearly made it all the way through the fence. Usually, there's an eventual winner and loser in rutting matches like this one — but in this case, with the fence in between them, there was no real winner. They just kept fighting until one bull became tangled in the wire, at which point it wandered off and laid down until the wire could be removed.

The pair of bull moose battled each other through the fence.  (Photo by Doug Lindstrand)
A pair of bull moose battled each other from opposite sides of a chain link fence along Raspberry Road near the entrance to Kincaid Park on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.  (Photo by Doug Lindstrand)
The bulls continue to battle each other from opposite sides of a chain link fence on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.  (Photo by Doug Lindstrand)
A bull moose drags barbed wire behind him as he crosses Raspberry Road after fighting another bull on the other side of a fence on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. The bull was later tranquilized by biologists remove the wire.  (Photo by Doug Lindstrand)
A bull moose walks away from the scene after fighting with another bull on Sunday.  (Photo by Doug Lindstrand)
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