BOULDER COUNTY, Colo.– Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized a bull moose in order to untangle a large amount of rope around its neck and ears near Lake Isabelle on Friday.
The moose has injuries from the rope being wrapped around its neck and ears.
Wildlife officers are confident he will heal up and be at full strength for the upcoming breeding season.
Other than the cuts sustained from the rope around its chin and ears, the bull moose was in good body condition, according to CPW.
Wildlife officers said the moose easily weighed more than 1,000 pounds.
CPW said the bull was previously ear tagged – it was relocated out of Boulder in 2014, so it is at least 6 or 7 years old. The tops of its main paddle were pretty flat, which is an indication that it is an older bull.
The bull moose was seen walking away into the willows – untangled.