Moose washes up on North Beach

  • Mar. 2, 2005 7:00 p.m.

North Beach is well known for its scallops, crabs and clams – but not, usually, for its moose harvesting opportunities.
Islanders out on the beach last week were surprised to find a dead moose washed up near the shipwreck east of Tow Hill.
Masset resident Stephen Grosse saw the unusual creature on Sunday, and said it was definitely a moose. Moose do not live on the islands, so where this one came from is a mystery.
“It could have come from down the Skeena, or Alaska,” he said, adding that the carcass is currently providing a feast for the eagles in the area.
Charly Feller, owner of Alaska View Lodge, said he had two guests who went out to North Beach on the weekend, and reported seeing a “horse with long hair” on the beach, probably the same creature.