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Moose on the loose at Shadle Park

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

It was a beautiful morning in Spokane.

So beautiful, in fact, a young moose decided to spend the morning sun-bathing in Shadle Park, next to Shadle Park High School.

"He looked like a small, brown baby," said one young on-looker.

Shadle Park High School was on a modified lock down for much of the morning, just to make sure students didn't get too close to the moose. Moose moose are relatively docile, but, if scared, could get aggressive.

But, even though students couldn't go see the moose, he drew a big crowd of neighbors and moose fans.

"I came to see him because moose are my favorite animal in the whole world," said one woman.

"Oh my gosh, I've never seen a moose before," said another.

For most of the morning, the moose stayed calm. But, the Fish and Wildlife Police stepped in to tranquilize the moose with 2 darts when he started moving around the park.

They will bring the moose to somewhere more remote, to keep the moose and neighbors safe.

"They [police] did a good job, kept him down good, didn't frighten him, and kept us back," said one onlooker. "I wouldn't think about Shadle Park for a moose, but it kind of made my day."

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