MANITOU SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are moving a cow moose yet again from the Manitou Springs area after she was found near the city pool on Friday morning. This particular animal was just relocated to the mountains last week after she was found in a city park.
This time the moose will be moved out an additional 100 miles from the area in the hopes she won't wander back again.
WATCH as @COParksWildlife officers Sarah Watson and Corey Adler prepare the tranquilized and blindfolded moose for transfer during today's #rescue from a busy park in Manitou Springs. #conservation #wildlife pic.twitter.com/PrfZf8ihv3— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) September 25, 2020
Further north, Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared video from Estes Park as a bull moose and his herd were grazing at the Stanley Hotel.
This bull elk is making sure all guests staying at the @StanleyHotel in @TownofEstesPark know that this is his harem!@RMEF @COParksWildlife @VisitEstesPark #Colorado #TheRut pic.twitter.com/oN4qOoOsF6— CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE) September 25, 2020
We've seen an increase in moose encounters this month across the state as the rut is on.
Earlier this week, officers relocated a 700-pound bull moose found on Fort Carson. 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
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.
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.