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This is One of Utah’s Most Dangerous Animals

When you think of dangerous animals in Utah, bears, rattlesnakes, mountain lions and even wolves might come to mind.  Moose have only inhabited Utah for about 100 years, but they’ve multiplied rapidly — today nearly 4,500 call our state home. The Shiras moose (also called the Wyoming moose) might look kind of clumsy and goofy, but don’t underestimate him. Check out these photos and video of one of Utah’s most dangerous animals.

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Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.