An 800-pound moose wandering near a highway in Worcester has been tranquilized and moved.
The Telegram reports that police in Worcester found the approximately 3-year-old male moose wandering Wednesday evening in a neighborhood near Interstate 190. Neighbors had seen the moose walking in the area that day.
After state environmental police administered a tranquilizer, the animal wandered into dense brush. Firefighters helped load the moose into the back of an environmental police pickup truck.
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Environmental police told the newspaper they were taking the animal to a forested location somewhere in central Massachusetts, where they said they would administer a drug to reverse the effects of the tranquilizer.