July 30, 2018 11:29 am
Updated: July 30, 2018 11:42 am

Rare sighting: Moose on the loose in Montreal’s West Island

WATCH ABOVE: Did you see a moose on the loose in Montreal's West Island Sunday?

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Did you see a moose on the loose in Montreal’s West Island Sunday?

Sabrina Cusson says she was heading to work around 5:30 a.m. when her father told her he thought he saw a horse galloping down Salaberry Boulevard in Kirkland.

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“I thought he was seeing things or going crazy. I’m like, ‘What are you saying? There’s no horse,'” she told Global News.

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“I turned to look and I see this big black figure. I tell him, ‘It’s not a horse, dad. It’s a moose.'”

The father-daughter duo started following the animal, fearing that it may get hurt or into an accident.

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“The poor moose was terrified and extremely lost,” she recalled.

Cusson called 911 and says she was told it wasn’t an emergency situation, but the proper authorities would be contacted.

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“I didn’t know where to call, but there’s a moose running on the road. The guy asked me if I was sure it was a moose, thinking I was probably crazy,” she said.

“I told him, ‘No sir, I know it’s a moose. I’m not crazy.’ He then asked how big the moose was and where I was located. I replied by saying it was a young female who was still quite large, bigger than a pick-up truck.”

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Cusson, who had to be at work by 7 a.m., says she headed off, while “hoping for the best.”

She even gave the moose a name — “Marsha.”

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After posting a video on Facebook, she says she was shocked so many people liked her post — and were keeping her updated on how “Marsha” was doing.

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“It was super funny. All day at work we were talking about it and messaging everyone at home to know what was happening,” she said.

“There are no moose around, this is why everyone was so confused. You may see deer, but never moose.”

Cusson says authorities located the animal, tranquilized it and brought it to freedom.

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