Tranquilizer stops moose on the loose in Logan

2012-05-17T10:17:00Z Tranquilizer stops moose on the loose in LoganThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 17, 2012 10:17 am  • 

LOGAN — Wildlife officials say they planned to release a moose into the wild after it went on a jaunt through neighborhoods north of Logan and triggered a police chase.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers tried to corner the wandering bull moose before 10 a.m. Wednesday when the animal ran away.

It was stopped a few minutes later when conservation officer Mark Burgess shot it with a tranquilizer dart. Officers rolled the subdued moose in a large tarp and lifted him into a trailer.

Burgess said a wildlife biologist would do some blood work on the animal before it was released, most likely into Blacksmith Fork Canyon.

Burgess says most of the division's moose calls come in the wintertime, but a few come during the early spring.

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