State officials trying to remove moose from Boise

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State wildlife officials say Tuesday afternoon they have a moose cornered on the east side of Boise and are preparing to shoot it with a tranquilizer dart so it can be moved to a remote area.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman Mike Keckler says the moose has been living on the east side of the city but has recently started moving toward downtown.

Keckler says it's a dangerous situation because moose are large animals and that area of the city has a popular path on both sides of the river that draws walkers, runners and bikers.

He says officials had to remove a moose from the east side of Boise last year.

Keckler says it's not clear if it's the same moose.

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