Lancaster, PA – A moose attack in Lancaster County Central Park this morning has sent a local couple to Lancaster General Hospital.
Bob and Louise Simmons of Lancaster were taking their regular Saturday morning walk in Lancaster County Central Park when they came upon a moose. They were used to seeing wildlife in the park so what happened next was shocking.
“They walked right up to the moose like they wanted to pet it” said Marcus VonPost of Strasburg.
The moose then attacked the couple biting and kicking them both unconscious.
Two middle-aged men who declined to offer their names told us, “Look, I was just sitting there in my car. I’ve never met this guy before… I wasn’t doing anything. Oh, the moose just attacked them.” The two men then sped away in their cars while inexplicably trying to hide their faces.
Local park officials tell us that moose populations have grown in the park in recent years, possibly due to global warming, but this is the first incident where a moose hurt anyone. The moose was last seen running towards Rockford Plantation with a squirrel by his side.
“We must get moose and squirrel” said Lancaster County Parks Representative Natasha Fatale.
The couple were admitted to Lancaster General Hospital with cuts and bruises but are expected to make a full recovery.