Members of the Maine Warden Service, wildlife biologists at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and local police officers participated in a successful relocation of a young bull moose last week.

“We had to immobilize the moose to get it out of there — there was really no other choice said Lee Kantar, MDIF&W’s moose biologist, in a press release. “He had a very healthy coat. He was a little skinny, but that’s typical for a moose of that age.”

The moose, which had wandered into downtown Bucksport, was approached with caution, immobilized and released in the Great Pond Mountain Land Trust in Orland. Biologists Randy Cross and Brad Allen joined Kantar, game wardens Mark Hutcheson, Brian Tripp and Sgt. Ralph Hosford on the effort. Bucksport Police Department also provided assistance.

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