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Moose is mistaken for a burglar after crashing into Colorado home – Daily News

Moose is mistaken for a burglar after crashing into Colorado home – Daily News


It turned from nightmare to relief for one Colorado family who heard a crash in the night – only to find a furry surprise  The family’s guests thought someone had broken in to the Breckenridge home when they heard the sound of broken glass  But when police arrived on the scene, it wasn’t a burglar they discovered. It was an adult moose   Scroll down for video  The moose had been walking outside the house when she fell into a window well early Friday morning  She crashed through a window in the home’s basement, waking up the family and their guests inside  The moose did not suffer any major injuries and was able to walk around before finding herself a nice place to rest in one of the rooms of the home  Video shows that the moose made a bit of a mess during her visit, but was calm when Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers arrived on the scene  The officers tranquilized the moose so that they could move her through the home’s tight stairwell   Officers from the Breckenridge Police Department and Red, White & Blue Fire District were also on hand to help  ‘It’s not easy to maneuver in a tight space while trying to carry such a large, heavy animal,’ CPW Wildlife Manager Elissa Slezak in a statement  ‘The team worked with us to haul the moose up the stairs and get it out of the house ‘  After they got the moose upstairs, responding officers took her to a waiting trailer where the tranquilizer was successfully reversed  The moose was then released into prime moose habitat in Grand County. .  ‘Think you’re having a rough Friday? Homeowners and @BreckPolice were surprised this morning when a suspected home invasion turned out to be an adult cow moose,’ one tweet read. ‘We were called in to take the lead on getting this trespasser out of the basement and into more suitable – though maybe a bit less comfortable – habitat ‘  Share this article Share ‘After getting a quick glimpse of how the humans live, this moose will now be relocated to prime moose habitat ‘ CPW also recommended that residents cover their window wells to keep ‘unexpected visitors’ from falling into their home  

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