Moose spotted on Colorado golf course captured

UPI – Wildlife officials in Colorado said a moose that was spotted wandering on a golf course was captured after making its way to a United States (US) Army fort.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the moose was first spotted last Monday at the Country Club of Colorado, near Cheyenne, and plans were made to relocate the animal to prevent compromising the safety of the moose and human golfers.

Officials said they tracked the moose for four days, until it wandered onto the grounds of Fort Carson. Fort Carson Conservation Law Enforcement officers joined in the efforts to capture the moose and the animal was tranquilised after about five hours of pursuit.

CPW said the tranquilised moose lost consciousness in a creek, so officials worked fast to prevent the 750-pound bull from drowning. Fort Carson Range Control provided a front-end loader and the moose was transported to where it could be transferred to a CPW trailer. The moose was later released in the mountains.

Fort Carson Conservation Law Enforcement officers with the captured moose. PHOTO: UPI