COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are relocating a 700-pound bull moose found on Fort Carson Monday morning.
CPW said the moose was found on post near buildings and vehicles. Officers used tranquilizer to put it to sleep, so they could load the moose up and relocate it.
Who wants to be the one to approach a 700 pound bull moose to find out if it's truly sleeping from a tranquilizer dart? That duty fell to @COParksWildlife Officers Cassidy English and Corey Adler. Good news. It's asleep. Time to load it. #wildlife #conservation pic.twitter.com/bRO0JHfOG7— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) September 21, 2020
The CPW officers teamed up with Fort Carson staff to move the moose into the truck where it will be taken to the mountains in Teller County.
Prior to its release, CPW officers reversed the tranquilizer to wake the moose and give it a bath.
Bath time for a bull moose found on Fort Carson and #rescued today by @COParksWildlife officers who will now release it into moose habitat in the mountains West of #ColoradoSprings. pic.twitter.com/8VRAooMheB— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) September 21, 2020
This moose rescue comes days after CPW officers rescued a cow moose from a Colorado Springs park and relocated to the mountains west of the city.