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12/02/2014 09:07 am ET Updated Feb 01, 2015

Anchorage Wildlife Officials Warn Public to Refrain From Feeding Injured Anchorage Moose (VIDEO)

With a full rack and only three good legs, a bull moose hobbled through light snowfall Monday in the area of Trena Street in Anchorage to munch on dead shrubbery.

Last week, the moose got tangled in wire and injured its hind right leg.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Battle said it is important that people refrain from feeding the injured moose, as that could ensure that Fish and Game would have to euthanize it.

"A moose might not be aggressive if you're giving it a carrot, but it would then rely on that and expect it, even after it recovers, at which point it could become aggressive," Battle said. "They will chase people down the road for not having a carrot."

Feeding a wild animal is also a misdemeanor.

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