“We were definitely within that human health and safety realm where there could potentially be an injury to a human or the animal. That is the reason we decided to move it.” –Wildlife Officer Devin Duval
Colorado Parks and Wildlife said a young bull moose believed to be about two or three, was discovered in a garage in Lionshead Village Tuesday morning. 9NEWS reports officers tranquilized the moose and relocated the estimated 750-pound animal to a remote area outside of Craig in northern Colorado. CPW said officers decided to relocate the moose after noticing he had become more accustomed to the area and was reluctant to leave on its own. In the past 10 days the moose was spotted frequenting the ground level of parking garages. Despite working with Vail to remove residual salts that may have been an attractant to the moose, CPW said the moose continued to remain in the area.
“This moose was not electing to spend time elsewhere, but now people can be at ease walking to work through that garage and the moose will be moved to more appropriate habitat.” –Officer Duval
Vail Fire, Vail Police and crews from the Vail Public Works assisted with the relocation.