- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife photographers say they aren’t to blame for the death of a moose at a campground in Grand Teton National Park last week.

The cow moose was put down by park rangers on Sept. 24 after it jumped over a picnic table, landed in a fire grate and broke its leg.

A camper and National Park Service officials said crowding photographers and wildlife viewers contributed to the moose’s death.

Photographer Shari Sommerfield tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that the cow moose was being chased by a bull moose all morning, and while about 60 people had gathered to watch, none had gotten too close

Jason Williams, who owns a photography tour business, said the bull, the man-made obstacles and the fact that the cow moose appeared to have an eye infection all factored into her death.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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