Morrill County residents are asked to keep their eye out for a moose that was spotted in the area Wednesday morning.
Doug Hulinsky of rural Bayard spotted the majestic beast crossing Highway 92 while he was driving to Gering a mile and a half west of the Bayard junction.
Hulinsky when the animal came out of a nearby ditch he thought it was a cow, but then noticed the rack. He had to brake to avoid hitting the moose, then quickly got his phone out to take pictures as it lumbered to the south and the Wildcat Hills.
Hulinsky says the animal was impressive and it was a once in a lifetime experience to see one in the wild.
Moose are not common in Nebraska, but are occasionally spotted in the western part of the state. But there was also a sighting of a bull moose northwest of Columbus on Sept. 26, and there were later sightings near Wayne and near Dixon Tuesday.
Officials urge wildlife watchers to keep their distance from the wild animal. Even if moose appear to be docile, they have been known to become aggressive.