Baby moose running loose in Concord relocated to Western NH
CONCORD — A young moose had to be relocated after coming dangerously close to Interstate 93 Thursday.
New Hampshire Fish and Game Officer Mike Matson said they were initially called to 101 Hall St. for a report of a moose roaming the area.
By the time officials arrived, the moose had moved close to Exit 13 and seemed like it could attempt to cross the highway.
Matson said N.H State Police were standing by and told them that if the moose made a move for the highway, it would have to be shot.
"With all the motorcycles and traffic on Interstate 93, we couldn't afford to let the moose get in the road," Matson said.
Luckily, they were able to get the moose away from the highway and into a small, wooded area.
Matson said the area was too close to humans, so a decision was made to tranquilize the moose and relocate it to a remote area in Western N.H.
The animal jumped a fence and headed out of the wooded area, south on Hall Street.
Matson said they were able to shoot the moose with a tranquilizing dart about 100 yards away from the wooded area it emerged from.
He said two officers, along with about six volunteers from nearby businesses, pulled the moose into a horse trailer for transportation.
Matson didn't disclose the exact area the moose was relocated to because he said transporting the moose causes the animal a lot of stress, and he didn't want any people to attempt to find it.