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Moose on the Loose! 

Published April 22, 2008 at 10:22 a.m.

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This morning we got a call about a moose sighting on Ledge Road in Burlington. Toffee Cowles called to tell us that she had a picture of the lanky beast. Sadly, it's on a disposable camera. And there are 23 pictures left, so she doesn't think she's going to get it developed anytime soon.

Cowles spotted the moose around 8:25 a.m. She says it looked "hungry and scared.""He was loping across the front of my garden," she says. "He was tall! My garden fence is at least 5 feet tall and it came up to his shoulders."

Cowles was able to grab her disposable camera for a photo. "I got a shot of his butt with his head turned to the left," she says. "If it comes out, it'll be a real beauty."

After a few minutes, the moose wandered off. "I heard great crashing and smashing of branches after he headed down the street," reports Cowles. For more on the moose sighting, see the WCAX website.

For Cowles, the experience was a reminder that "not all of the Burlington wildlife is in the bars."

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became the publication's first online editor in 2007.

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