Moose gets caught in backyard swing

Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 20:08:40-05

A moose had to be subdued and rescued from a backyard swing after being attracted to the yard with salt.

The moose's antlers got caught in the backyard swing in Summit County.

"After several difficult hours in its predicament, CPW officers were able to subdue the moose long enough to cut the rope," officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.

Rescuers said after they freed to moose, it charged the rescuers, then ran off.

No one was hurt.

CPW officials said the homeowner admitted using salt to attract the animal.

The homeowners were not cited but did receive a stern warning for tracking wildlife. The homeowners were cautioned that if it happened again, they would be fined, officials said.

CPW told Denver7 that this homeowner felt extreme remorse for putting the moose in this predicament and putting wildlife officers in danger. The officer chose not to cite this homeowner.

"The fact that they caused the moose to suffer like it did and putting the officers in such a dangerous situation is a clear example of how irresponsible attracting wildlife to your home or neighborhood can be, said District Wildlife Manager Tom Davies of Silverthorne.


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