Rare Moose Turns up in Nevada High Desert

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - A bull moose is venturing where no moose has gone before in Nevada's high desert - at least in modern times.

Nevada Department of Wildlife officials say a moose was last spotted in late October heading south from the northeastern Nevada town of Wells and probably will winter in the state.

Department biologist Ken Gray says moose sightings are rare in Nevada, and it's the first known moose to venture south of Interstate 80 in the state.

He says the yearling moose probably began its trek from Idaho. The Elko Daily Free Press reports the animal created a stir when it ambled through an RV park in Wells in mid-October and crossed I-80.

Gray thinks the moose may have wandered into Nevada in search of a mate.