Moose are not rare around Regina, but can still cause quite a stir whenever they run through the city streets. (CBC)

Regina motorists were surprised to see a moose running through the streets Thursday morning — a moose that apparently stopped by the Saskatchewan Roughriders' ticket office at one point.

Police said around 7:30 a.m. CST that it was last seen in the North Central area of the city.

"The police were following him," said Lindsay Reakes, who was driving along 4th Avenue when she saw it. "He was just moseying through the streets."

One astonished Twitter user said he saw the moose outside the Roughriders' ticket office.

"Hand to God, there was a live moose just outside the Rider ticket office, minutes ago. Police were chasing it down Sask. Drive," Matty James said in a tweet.

The moose was not considered dangerous, but police said motorists should be careful. 

Conservation officers and police started looking for the animal around 6 a.m.

By 9 a.m., it was believed the moose had left the city, and the pursuit was called off.