First responders rescued a moose that got trapped in a window well in Keystone, Colorado. (Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) - Rescuers in Colorado hauled a bull moose to safety after it became trapped in a window well.
Summit Daily reported Sunday that rescuers first tranquilized the animal Saturday night before attempting a rescue from the five-foot-deep enclosure at a private home about 77 miles west of Denver.
Authorities say they erected a pulley system to lift the young male weighing between 800 and 1,000 pounds that may have been trying to avoid snowdrifts by walking close to the house.
A parks spokesman said the operation took nearly six hours and included 30 to 35 people.
The moose returned to the woods without any injuries.