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Moose on the Loose Lands in Window Well

By , | Posted - Jan. 21, 2004 at 5:23 p.m.

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(KSL News) -- Salt Lake residents have had several run-ins with moose lately, but nothing like what happened this afternoon.

Mike Roach, Division of Wildlife Resources: "We shot it with the dart. It ran over to a person's home and fell down the window well."

Division of Wildlife Resources officers shot a wandering female moose with a tranquilizer. She stumbled across the street and into a window well.

Manpower alone couldn't lift her, so the officers borrowed a backhoe and strong harnesses from Hogle Zoo.

They shot the moose again with a reverse tranquilizer and drove her to American Fork Canyon.

The moose lost some hair from scraping against the house, but otherwise she is not injured.

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