Colorado Moose Calf Rescued After Falling Into Basement
I feel like there have been a bunch of moose encounters and stories of moose getting stuck in random places lately. You can chalk another one up here with this moose calf that got itself stuck in the basement of a house that was destroyed by the East Troublesome Fire last year.
According to the Aspen Times, Colorado Parks and Wildlife were able to free a calf that wandered away from its mother and fell into a 4-5 foot foundation of a home in Grand Lake that was destroyed by the East Troublesome Fire.
Before CPW's arrival at the scene, people nearby tried to make a makeshift ramp for the calf to walk up, but that didn't work. With the mother watching nearby, I personally think that was pretty brave and maybe a bit crazy. I'm no expert here, but if that Mama Moose got a little too agitated, it could've spelled BAD NEWS for those fine folks that were trying to help. Thankfully, that didn't happen.
CPW arrived on the scene and tranquilized both the moose calf and its mother before freeing them back into a more suitable place in the wild near Craig.
Moose are incredible animals and are spectacular to see in the wild. But, like any other wild animal, they can also be extremely dangerous if frightened or threatened. So, please always keep your distance and use extreme caution when seeing one nearby.
But don't take my word for it, check out some moose and other wild animal safety tips HERE from our friends at Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
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