Wildlife officials in Colorado said a moose seen wandering on a golf course was apprehended after making its way to a U.S. Army fort.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the moose was first spotted Monday at the Country Club of Colorado, near Cheyenne, and plans were made to relocate the animal to prevent compromising the safety of the moose and human golfers.
Officials said they tracked the moose for four days, until it wandered onto the grounds of Fort Carson. Fort Carson Conservation Law Enforcement officers joined in the efforts to capture the moose and the animal was tranquilized after about five hours of pursuit.
CPW said the tranquilized moose lost consciousness in a creek, so officials worked fast to prevent the 750-pound bull from drowning. Fort Carson Range Control provided a front-end loader and the moose was transported to where it could be transferred to a CPW trailer.
How many @COParksWildlife officers does it take to catch a 750 lbs bull moose? An army! And sometimes it takes the U.S. Army, too! And that’s what happened today when a 1-2 year old bull moose showed up on post @USArmy_FtCarson. It took a joint operation to catch it. (1 of 6) pic.twitter.com/kPjwfqF7DO
— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) July 22, 2021
The moose was later released in the mountains.