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‘Very large moose’ dies after being struck by two vehicles in New Hampshire

One of the vehicles landed on its roof.

Barnstead Police Department via Facebook

Two vehicles struck what police said was a “very large moose” on Route 28 near Maple Street in Barnstead, New Hampshire Tuesday night.

One of the vehicles flipped onto its roof; the people inside only had minor injuries, according to a Facebook post from the Barnstead Police Department.

The moose, on the other hand, died from its injuries.

PSA:The Barnstead Police Department presently has RT 28 in the vicinity of Maple Street Shutdown due to two vehicles…

Posted by Barnstead Police Department on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Police warned motorists that with hunting season on the way, they should be aware that wildlife could cross into roads more often.

PSA:In light of the recent accident we had on RT 28 involving a moose and with hunting season coming upon us, wildlife…

Posted by Barnstead Police Department on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Another moose died Saturday in Lake Champlain near South Hero, Vermont. While people gathered to observe the notoriously reclusive animal, the moose likely died from brainworm parasites, according to an expert, as reported by the Burlington Free Press on Tuesday.