BANGOR – This time of year is when yearling animals are being set out on their own.
Although it may be tempting to feed them… if you happen to see one, the Maine warden service warns people not to.
With the snow starting to melt you will start to see more wildlife out and about.
State moose biologist Lee Kantar said, “So as we change from lots of snow on the ground which kind of impedes movement to no snow you’re going to start seeing everything moving quite a bit more especially deer.”
Kantar said in the winter months deer and moose can’t move around a lot because of the snow. “Animals start to move a lot further to find food resources.”
Although it may be tempting to feed the wildlife he said not to. “People will sometimes feed deer late in the year with different things especially things high in carbohydrates that a deer is not ready to digest and it can make deer sick it can even kill deer.”
He said wildlife can come out any time of the day. “Certainly the problem with driving in wildlife is the lower light conditions so obviously early morning and then late in the afternoon coming into the evening when the light diminishes it’s a lot more difficult to see.”
This is also the time of year when yearling animals are being set off on their own.
“What happens in May and June is that you wind up having a moose that’s a year old who is passed off from mom and he or she is like where do I go is looking for a new place.”
Most recently a moose was spotted on the I95 holding up some traffic.