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Wildlife Officials Find Woman Who Fed Moose From Her Hand

By Matt Kroschel

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Colorado Parks and Wildlife has tracked down the woman who posted a video to Facebook that shows her calling over a wild moose and feeding the animal from her hand.

Feeding wildlife is illegal in Colorado and so is harassing them.

The woman, who removed the video after she was subject to an instant online community backlash, has not returned calls for comment to CBS4.

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"Oh my God! I would not of done that. That's crazy! That's nuts," said Shirley Davis, a Summit County resident.

CPW says citizens alerted them to the video and officers were able to track her down. They are expected to release more information about what charges she will be facing later on Monday.

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This incident happened around the same time another man, who has not yet been identified, was photographed chasing and standing close to another moose in a Frisco median along a busy street.

Davis actually took that picture.

"I saw movement off to the left side of me. I saw the moose coming -- it's not unusual and then I saw the guy," she said.

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"I see it all the time. It's not the animals fault, but they are the one that pays the price. That's not fair," Davis said.

LINK: Living With Moose In Colorado

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.

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