Trapped: Game and Fish dart and relocate moose

 

A 2-year-old cow moose found itself stuck in an irrigation ditch June 25 in Saratoga, making it the second moose to do so in the past two years.

The young moose was first spotted in the morning with trouble getting out of the Hugus Ditch, said Tony Mong, a Wyoming Game and Fish biologist.

The moose seemed to be injuring itself, prompting Game and Fish officials to aid in the moose’s escape from the ditch.

“We felt the best thing to do was dart her and get her out of there,” he said.

Game and Fish officials tranquilized the moose several hours later. With the help of some volunteers,...



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