Vermont Moose Gets A Reprieve From Death

Pete the Moose is staying put. Vermont officials had ordered the animal off a game preserve near Canada. There was even talk of destroying the moose. People came to big Pete's defense on a website, a Facebook page and at a statehouse rally. Lawmakers decided Pete can stay.

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Pete the Moose is staying put. Vermont officials had ordered the 700-pound animal off a game preserve near Canada. There was even talk of destroying the moose. Officials feared disease could one day spread to elk who share the land. Officials didn't know who they were messing with. People came to big Pete's defense on a website, a Facebook page and at a statehouse rally. Lawmakers decided last week that Pete can stay. The moose celebrated with a Snickers bar.

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