PHOTO: A moose was rescued after a passerby discovered it in a building foundation hole in the Summit Park neighborhood on Tuesday. First responders and DWR biologists, with the help of a Summit Park resident, were able to safely extract the moose from the hole, leaving the animal to rest under a tree nearby before wandering into another neighbor’s yard to continue foraging.
DWR Wildlife Specialist Rod Nielsen says this call was unusual and to his recollection, no one from his agency has rescued a moose from a hole filled with water. He says they always respond with immobilizing drugs, but it would have been too dangerous.
““To immobilize the animal, the water was so deep that if we had tried to immobilize it at all, there would have been a great possibility that that animal would have ended up drowning. We estimate the water was five to six feet deep.