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Loose moose tranquilized after wandering into Arvada neighborhood

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 22:07:29-04

ARVADA, Colo. – A loose moose is back in the hills after he wandered into an Arvada homeowner’s backyard Sunday morning.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized the animal and relocated the 7-foot moose back to where he belongs.

The nearly 800-pound moose apparently couldn’t stop eating and munched his way down from Standley Lake, where he was last seen Saturday, to the Arvada home near West 78th Avenue and Marshall Street.

After wildlife officers tranquilized the moose, he was moved to a trailer where he was given an antidote to counter the sedative effects of the tranquilizer.

As the moose revived, wildlife officers kept him cool and hosed him down with water. He was then transported back to his habitat.

Wildlife officials said this is the third moose they’ve had to relocate from the Arvada area this season.