DEEP: DEEP Advises Motorists to Use Caution in the Farmington Area due to Moose Sightings

May 9, 2013
 
DEEP Advises Motorists to Use Caution in the Farmington Area due to Moose Sightings
 
Motorists in the Farmington area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose on Town Farm Road, approximately 2.5 miles from Interstate 84.  Moose near roadways pose a particular danger because once struck, they are more likely to collapse through a vehicle windshield due to their tall stance.  They are also difficult to see when driving at night because of their dark color.
 
All moose and deer vehicle collisions should be reported to local, state, or DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Officers (860-424-3333).  Additionally, residents throughout the state are encouraged to report moose sightings on the DEEP Web site at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting.
 
Connecticut has a resident moose population estimated at 100 to 150 animals.  They are found most often in the northeastern and northwestern wooded corners of Connecticut but have been seen in most other parts of the state.