Wildlife Officers Rescue Moose From Swing Set [VIDEO]

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We’ve seen our share of deer rescues here at Guide Outdoors. Even the occasional moose rescue.

But we’ve never seen a rescue call from beginning to end. So today’s video is pretty unique in that regard.

Wildlife Officers in Spokane County, Washington, responded to a call about moose who got caught in a swing set.

The Officers arrive on-scene to find the wooden swing set mostly destroyed.

It’s cool to see the Officer preparing the tranquilizer dart. Not something you see in a lot of rescue videos. She mentions that the chemical will immobilize the animal. She’s probably talking about a paralytic agent, which will impair the moose’s physical functions.

On impact with the animal, the momentum of a steel ball at the rear of the dart pushes the plunger and injects the chemical.

The Officer loads up and gets into position. Notice that she’ll only take a sure shot at the rump.


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Down goes the moose.

The Officers get to work freeing the animal. On an amusing note, it looks as though the moose not only took the rope, he took the whole 6×6″ beam with him.

With bolt cutters in hand, they get to work.

In short order, the moose is freed. They tag his ear and wake him up. The moose seems groggy, which is probably a good thing, because he’s probably still pretty angry from the ordeal.

They clear out as fast as they can. Great job, everyone!


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