Colorado suburb moose tranquilized, moved to mountains |

Colorado suburb moose tranquilized, moved to mountains

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) – A female moose that made her way down from the mountains to Broomfield has been returned to more familiar turf.

State wildlife officers, helped by Westminster police, hit the moose with a tranquilizer dart and loaded her up Thursday. The moose was first spotted in the north-Denver suburb Wednesday, where she settled down into a grassy area.

Colorado Division of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says wildlife officers watched the moose overnight and were concerned it was getting close to Interstate 25. Several people had also gathered to look at it.

Moose are mostly found in the north-central and central mountains in Colorado. Churchill says a few have wandered east to the Front Range, possibly along drainages.

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