Moose euthanized after breaching fence at Bradley International Airport

DEEP Euthanizes Moose on Bradley International Airport Property

Officials at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) had to euthanize a moose that breached a fence at the Bradley International Airport property on Wednesday. The moose was spotted by airport employees on the outskirts of the property and was quickly contained in a fenced area. However, the wild animal was in a highly-stressed state and needed to be put down by DEEP officials.

This incident is the latest in a series of events involving moose in the area. Last month, a moose tested positive for rabies in Teller, Alaska. Additionally, another moose was spotted on the Bradley International Airport property and was also euthanized.

There has been concern over the increasing number of moose sightings in various parts of Connecticut. Reports indicate that the population of moose in the state has been steadily growing over the past few years. Officials warn that motorists should be cautious when driving in areas where moose are present, as they can be unpredictable and dangerous.

DEEP officials emphasize that while it is unfortunate that the moose had to be euthanized, it was done in the interest of public safety. They advise anyone who encounters a wild animal to immediately contact local authorities, as attempting to handle or approach them can be extremely dangerous.