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Cedar County residents have been searching for a moose today.


"Just years of deer hunting," Tyler Vorwald said. "Just look for stuff clear out in the field. When I'm bow hunting, or shot gun, and you just try to find them." 

"Yup, that's the trick," Doug Sander said. "You're just looking for brown spots."

A local farmer told authorities that he spotted the moose on his property at around seven this morning. Photographer Laura Baker says she saw it, but didn't have her camera on her at the time.

"When I saw it, I really didn't think that's what I really saw," she said. "I didn't really tell anybody because I thought, 'No, there's really not moose in Iowa.'"

The Cedar County Sheriff's Office says the moose traveled southbound near Stanwood

"The last sighting was between 150th and 160th street in a wooded area," Deputy Bode Koranda said.

Koranda went out at 11 this morning to track it. This moose situation is unique for the area.

"It's the first one I ever heard of," Koranda said.

Police talked to the Department of Natural Resources, and the county's conservation director, Mike Dauber, for guidance.

"Right now, our strategy is to kind of just leave him alone because we don't want to keep pushing him further away," Dauber said. "He should really turn around and head back north."

Police say that if they spot a moose tomorrow, there's not much they'd change.

"No. Probably just watch it and get more pictures," Koranda said.

 

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