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Forum staff reports, Published September 11 2012

Dead moose found near railroad tracks in Fargo

FARGO – The remains of a large male moose discovered today near BNSF railroad tracks in north Fargo are being analyzed, but it was not immediately clear why the animal died, said Doug Leier, a biologist with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Leier said it’s possible the moose died from a collision with a train, but there were no overt indications a train may have been involved, other than the animal’s proximity to the tracks.

Leier said the animal was found south of the North Dakota State University animal barns and west of NDSU’s main campus.

Moose sightings have been reported in the area since April.

Leier said while it was impossible to say whether the animal found near the tracks was the same moose that has been around for most of the summer, he believes it likely was.