To combat the spread of coronavirus infection from late March to early June the entrance to parks and natural areas was limited, but life hadn’t stopped. During this time, the locals are noticeably bolder and were more likely to reach out to people. Muscovites regularly noticed different animals, such as foxes and hares, but particular attention was drawn to walking through the streets of the elks.
Experts point out that outside the green zones, the animals appeared earlier. This was particularly noticeable where their habitats are contiguous with residential areas and roads. The population of moose in the city is stable: one can be found in the national Park “elk Island”, the other — on the territory of the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas.
the Peak of the elk migration occurs at the end of spring — beginning of summer: at this time, babies are born, and the female was removed from himself of last year’s calves. Young individuals and extend into residential areas in search of food or just out of curiosity. In summer the diet consists of fresh greens, including aquatic and semi-aquatic plants, so they can search the waters.
during the warmer months moose disturb the insects — gnats, mosquitoes, horseflies, botflies. In this case, animals can also go on the road — ventilated.
the Elks are wild animals. Their behavior is unpredictable, especially in unfamiliar surroundings. Experiencing stress, the elk in the protection can cause injury to the person. Unlike horses, they hit the front legs, so to come close is not worth it. The main thing — not to scare the animal: running, it can fright to hurt both themselves and others. If you see a moose on the road, slow down and let him cross the road.
In General, summer elk are pretty harmless, but with the beginning of autumn, their behavior changes as the animals looking for a mate. And in February — March, may behave aggressively grown calves, which have to look for food.
to Feed the elk at the meeting is impossible. First, it is not secure, the animal may become frightened and aggressive. Second, in summer, feed in their natural habitat, the elk abound, and they easily find to themselves food.
If an animal needs help, do not pass by, and call unified information service by phone: +7 (495) 777-77-77. In place of the experts will come and help the animal — if necessary, will take to the veterinary hospital or placed in a rehabilitation center, and after, if possible, will return in a familiar environment.