Colorado crews team up to rescue moose trapped in window well

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It took more than six hours, but rescuers in Colorado helped a young bull moose get loose after it became trapped in a snowy window well over the weekend.

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Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Summit Fire & EMS and Keystone Resort employees helped remove the moose from a 5-foot window well at a private home in Keystone, the Summit Daily reported.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized the moose, and firefighters set up a pulley system to lift the animal, who weighed between 800 and 1,000 pounds, the newspaper reported.

According to Steve Lipsher of Summit Fire & EMS, the moose was freed around 2 a.m. Sunday and was awakened with a counteractive agent, the Summit Daily reported.

The animal was not injured and ambled away “on his moose-like way,” Lipsher told the newspaper.

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