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NEWSWIRE: A moose was shot during an Alaskan middle school cross-country race:

A moose was shot during a middle school cross-country race at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News is reporting . The Tuesday night race for 400 seventh and eighth graders had been delayed by 10 minutes in order to allow four moose roaming near the course time to move. Once the race was underway, a lone bull lingered near the trail. It watched without moving as the boys whizzed by. But when the lead pack of eighth-grade girls approached, the moose charged. Police officer Jared McKay, who had been keeping an eye on the animal, fired three shots from his 12-gauge shotgun, according to the report. “By the time I fired the second round, he was almost to me,” McKay told the Anchorage Daily . “I was standing between the moose and the girls. I was standing there the whole race. I planned on him not getting to the girls.” About 20 moose inhabit Kincaid Park ...

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