Spokane, Wash. — 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.