Wildlife flooding Park City during snowy winter

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) — Wildlife are appearing more often than usual in and around Park City this winter, and officials say heavy snowfall has pushed many animals down the mountains.

On Friday night, moose could be seen walking in the city’s Park Meadows neighborhood.

“In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen an increase, had an increase in calls regarding the wildlife,” said Sgt. Rob McKinney with Park City Police.

In the last couple of weeks, a mother and her baby moose got a lot of attention.

“We had a mother moose, and its calf, at a  busy intersection. And for four days, we received dozens of calls. At that intersection, the problem was the moose were wandering into traffic,” said McKinney.

DWR was called to re-located the two moose.

Police also got reports of a mountain lion in the neighborhood around that time.

And, earlier in the month, officials had to shut I-80 down to allow a herd of elk to cross the highway.

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