Colorado

Sep 3, 2010 9:08 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Toddler trampled by moose in northern Colorado

There's still no word on the condition of a toddler who was trampled by a moose in Colorado Thursday.

Wildlife officers say the little boy was playing on a beach when a female moose ran over the top of the child and kept running. It's unclear whether the moose was charging at the child or running for some other reason.

Several bull moose and a cow moose with two calves have been spotted in the area before, prompting authorities to post warning signs. Wildlife officers are looking for the moose, which will be euthanized if found.

The two-and-a-half year old child was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver for treatment. His name and condition have not been released.

Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton says the incident happened at Pine Beach along Shadow Mountain Reservoir in Grand County.

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