KEYSTONE, Colo. - It took more than six hours, but rescuers in Colorado helped a young bull moose get loose after it became trapped in a snowy window well over the weekend.
Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Summit Fire & EMS and Keystone Resort employees helped remove the moose from a 5-foot window well at a private home in Keystone, the Summit Daily reported.
This moose stumbled into a window well of a home near Keystone on Sat.— CO Parks & Wildlife (@COParksWildlife) March 12, 2019
We responded with the help of Summit County Fire and EMS and over a dozen employees from @KeystoneMtn.
It took nearly 6 hours to rescue. A makeshift ladder and a pulley system lifted the 800 lb. moose out. pic.twitter.com/9Oh4BLtp1g
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized the moose, and firefighters set up a pulley system to lift the animal, who weighed between 800 and 1,000 pounds, the newspaper reported.
According to Steve Lipsher of Summit Fire & EMS, the moose was freed around 2 a.m. Sunday and was awakened with a counteractive agent, the Summit Daily reported.
The animal was not injured and ambled away “on his moose-like way,” Lipsher told the newspaper.
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