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Moose spotted in Calgary’s inner city is being relocated

Officials relocate a moose found near Eau Claire Market.
Officials relocate a moose found near Eau Claire Market. John Johnston

A moose who got too close to Eau Claire Market was sedated and relocated Sunday morning.

Fish and wildlife officers were called to 1 Street and 3 Avenue southeast, where they found a moose just meters from the bike path.

Officers believe the young bull moose is the same moose who has been spotted in the Bridgeland neighbourhood over the past few weeks.

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Officials said that while moose pose little risk to the public in natural green spaces, the confines of Eau Claire could force the animal to act defensively if cornered.

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The tranquillization process went smoothly, and officers said the moose reacted well to the drug dosage. A blindfold was placed over the bull’s eyes for transport.

The moose is being relocated northwest of Cochrane with officers checking on the animal’s well-being throughout the transfer.

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