Juneau’s had about five moose sightings this summer, which is par for the course for the past couple years, said Ryan Scott, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Fish and Game. But compared to five years ago, appearances of these large ungulates are up.
“The last two or three years, we’ve had people see moose in random places out the road,” Scott said. “In Juneau, it’s still a random thing.”
Moose aren’t particularly prolific around these parts, he said. There are a few isolated herds nearby, and family groups and singles sometimes migrate to populated areas.