A moose was relocated after it broke into the bedroom of a home in Breckenridge Friday morning, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
CPW said a guest of the homeowner and a young child were sleeping in a basement bedroom when they were awakened by the sound of breaking glass and “a loud entrance through a window.” Suspecting a burglary, the homeowner called police.
CPW said it appeared the moose had been walking around in the deep snow outside the house when it fell into a window well, then crashed through the window and into the bedroom.
CPW said the moose didn’t appear to be injured from the fall or the broken glass, They tranquilized her, then moved her through a tight stairwell to get her upstairs, back outside, and into a trailer. She was released into “prime moose habitat” in Grand County, according to CPW.
“We are really appreciative of the help from Breckenridge PD and the fire department,” CPW said in a statement. “It’s not easy to maneuver in a tight space while trying to carry such a large, heavy animal, and the team worked with us to haul the moose up the stairs and get it out of the house.”
CPW said no one–human or moose–sustained major injuries.
CPW encourages homeowners to protect below-ground windows and cover window wells with grates specifically designed to keep wildlife from falling in.