Who Pays For Damage From A Moose On The Loose?

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Two Utah students feel goosed by a moose on the loose.

Their cars were parked on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo when a young bull moose showed up June 4. State wildlife officials shot it with a tranquilizer gun, but before it fell, it busted through a barricade and collapsed on the cars.

One of the students, Cassi Elton, said she expected the state to pick up the $1,500 in damages. State officials say there's no provision for reimbursing for that kind of damage.

An autobody shop in Orem has offered free repairs for the students.

And the moose? He was released into the wild and hasn't been seen since.


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  • by tarheelian Location: tarheel state on Jun 19, 2009 at 02:41 PM
    I think the police should bring the moose to court to stand charges for damage to personal property.
  • by THANKS STATE on Jun 19, 2009 at 02:37 PM
    the moose was shot by wildlife officials, their negligence caused the animal to damage the cars. the moose should have been lured to a less populated area--what would they have done if the moose was near a crowd of PEOPLE? what would have happened if the moose LANDED on PEOPLE? LAWSUIT! those students should go for it. im not saying the officials didnt do their best or that capturing a moose is easy, just that if it were people instead of cars, more caution would have been taken, so it IS possible to be more careful than they were.
  • by Kevin Location: Kinston on Jun 19, 2009 at 02:26 PM
    If you live in NC the State would of taxed the residents to fix your car. Sorry bout what happened but shouldn't your car insurance pick up the bill? Good Luck.
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