Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) Officers were dispatched to Breckenridge on Monday to recover a moose that made it’s way into a home’s basement. CPW believes that the moose fell through a basement window well while grazing near the home.
Officers opened doors to encourage the moose to leave the home, but were unsuccessful because all exits required the moose to climb stairs. They eventually tranquilized the moose, and cut off its antlers to remove it from the home.
“Moose antlers typically fall off this time of year and the moose will grow new antlers this spring.”, said CPW.
Check out the video of the officers hauling the moose out of the home. Thankfully he was removed without being harmed. The homeowner is just going to have quite the mess to clean up…
Colorado Park & Wildlife had this to say about basement window wells:
“It’s important that window wells allow people in a home to escape in the event of an emergency, but at times they can be hazards to wildlife,” said CPW Area Wildlife Manager Jeromy Huntington. “Removing vegetation that may attract wildlife around the vicinity of window wells and covering below ground window wells with approved grates that allow people to escape will reduce the likelihood of wildlife becoming trapped, or in this case, having an unwelcome visitor in the home.”