ARVADA, Colo. — A bull moose was looking for love in all the wrong places Thursday morning when it ended up in Arvada next to a Grease Monkey.
The 800-pound, 3-year-old moose was tranquilized and safely relocated from an area near Ward Road and West 64th Avenue to more moose-friendly territory.
The moose was on the Division of Wildlife’s radar Wednesday when it was spotted wandering around Lafayette. Wildlife officials were hoping the animal would head west, but it apparently wanted to check out Arvada for any cows.
Unfortunately for the bull, Arvada’s moose dating scene isn’t really that hot. Wildlife officials said they see one or two a year wander down into the area.
The elk rut season usually begins in the fall from mid-September through mid-October, sometimes lasting through November.
The bull elk will move to lower elevations so they can move in among a group of cows.