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Archive for Saturday, January 10, 2009

Baby moose falls into family’s bedroom

January 10, 2009

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— A Spokane family got an uninvited visitor when a moose calf fell through a basement window and into a bedroom.

The Spokesman Review reports that the baby moose was apparently foraging in shallow snow near the house Thursday when it fell into a deep window well.

As it tried to get out and join its mother and sibling, the moose kicked in the window and became trapped in the bedroom.

A state wildlife biologist managed to shoot a tranquilizer dart into the moose’s rump. Then he and four others used a tarp to haul the 375-pound baby up a narrow stairway.

Wildlife officers tracked down the calf’s mother and sibling and trucked the reunited family to a spot near Mount Spokane and released them.

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