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Moose Killed After Second Attack on College Campus

January 14, 1995

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A cow moose that stomped a 71-year-old man to death was killed by wildlife officials after it tried to attack a professor.

In both attacks _ less than a week apart at the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage _ the moose appeared to be protecting its yearling calf.

Dr. Bruce Kappes, a university professor, was running to class with his head down Friday after when he encountered the moose, which had been meandering between a couple of buildings with its calf, said Sgt. Dale Pittman of the university police.

The moose had its ears back, a sign that it was about to attack.

A witness said the moose approached the professor and tried to kick him, but stumbled in the snow. The moose tried a second kick but again missed, the witness said.

Kappes ducked for cover, scraping his head and hands. He was treated for minor injuries.

Officers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game decided to kill the moose because of ``evidence of ill disposition,″ Pittman said. The moose’s carcass was salvaged for meat.

On Monday, the moose stomped Myung Chin Ra as the 71-year-old man tried to enter a campus building. Witnesses said students had been throwing snowballs and harassing the moose and calf for hours, and the animals were agitated when Ra tried to walk past them.

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