Parker bull moose roaming around town tranquilized, moved by wildlife officers

Moose will be relocated to western Douglas County

PARKER, Colo. - State wildlife officers have captured a bull moose that's been sauntering around Parker since Monday, attracting crowds of people who gawked at the majestic creature.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said wildlife officers tranquilized the moose around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of East Lincoln Avenue and Jordan Road, where the big bull had been hanging out.

"Everything went very smoothly," Churchill said.

The tranquilized moose was loaded into a trailer and officers were going to giving him drugs to wake him up, she added.

She said the moose is a healthy male, who is about 2 years old.

CPW officials will relocate the moose to western Douglas County.