Moose attacks Haines woman

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2000

HAINES (AP) -- An aggressive female moose was killed by wildlife protection officer after it attacked a Haines woman in her driveway.

Liz Marantz-Falvey suffered a bruised head and scratches after the moose charged her as she walked through her yard last week.

''I ducked under a bush thinking it would go past me, but it kept coming,'' Marantz-Falvey told the Chilkat Valley News.

Marantz-Falvey said the moose, accompanied by a calf, acted cranky around her family's home for weeks, including a charge at her 12-year-old daughter.

Marantz-Falvey's husband called the Alaska State Troopers for permission to kill the threatening moose. Local trooper Ike Lorentz went out himself.

''I went out there and sure enough there it was,'' Lorentz said. ''It was raising its hackles and it was apparent it was going to charge.''

He said the calf likely is large enough to survive the winter.

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