Moose removed from West Central Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Moose removed from West Central Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - A moose wandering around the Shadle Park area caused quite a stir and kept police busy for several hours Saturday.

The moose walked around residential neighborhoods in west central Spokane, while police kept an eye on him, keeping him away from residents until officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife could arrive on scene.

The moose had stopped walking and was lying in a vacant lot when wildlife officers got on scene Saturday afternoon.  Police blocked traffic Maple St. at Walton Ave. before wildlife officers attempted to shoot the moose with a tranquilizer dart.  When officers shot the moose with the dart gun, it got up and ran around the neighborhood before finally collapsing in a residents front yard.

Officers from the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife transported the moose back to their facility so they could examine it before attempting to return him to the wild.

 

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