Two Susitna Valley women were stomped by moose Thursday as they walked children to bus stops.
A woman in Talkeetna suffered injuries to her lower leg. The other woman had injuries to her ribs in a stomping near Willow. She was taken to a hospital, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.
No children were hurt in either incident. Peters says both women placed themselves between the moose and the children to protect them.
... snip ... Moose encounters in Alaska are growing this year because of heavy snow. Moose have become agitated after having to walk through the snow to find food. Oftentimes they use roadways and cleared paths as a means of least resistance, putting them in the paths of people and vehicles.
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