Young moose on the loose in Pictou County

A young moose has been on the loose in Abercrombie for the past few weeks.

And residents have been making the trek to the Pictou County community to sneak a peek at the animal.

But they're not the only ones – the Department of Natural Resources is also keeping an eye on the moose.

Biologist Shavonne Meyer tells CTV News the young bull mainland moose, which is an endangered species, appears to be about two years old and in good health.

Meyer says they don't want the moose to stay in the area, but they want to give it time to make its own decision as to where to go.

DNR is asking people to keep their distance and to refrain from trying to feed the animal.

With files from CTV Atlantic