2 female moose wander into Rock Springs - KOTA Territory News

2 female moose wander into Rock Springs

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Two moose have wandered into Rock Springs this week, and wildlife managers had to tranquilize one of them to get it out of the city.

The other left on its own.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports (http://tinyurl.com/ord94n6 ) both were females and weighed 400 to 500 pounds each.

The first moose was spotted Monday morning and left by about noon.

The second was spotted Monday afternoon. Officers from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department spent about eight hours Monday trying to get her to leave, but she wouldn't, and she wound up in a fenced backyard.

On Tuesday, officers tranquilized her and released her south of the city. Officials say she wasn't hurt.

Wildlife officials say they usually get one call a year about a moose in Rock Springs.

Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, http://www.rocketminer.com

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