New Brunswick

Moose that ran through Fredericton safely relocated, says province

A moose that ran through Fredericton Saturday was tranquilized and relocated by the Department of Energy and Resource Development.

'It was tranquilized without incident and transported to a safe, wooded location outside of the city'

A moose that ran through Fredericton Saturday was caught and relocated. (Submitted by Storm Campbell)

A moose that ran through Fredericton Saturday was tranquilized and relocated by the Department of Energy and Resource Development.

The moose was first reported on the north side sometime Friday before later being spotted in the Skyline Acres neighbourhood, according to department spokesperson Kelly Cormier.

"Throughout the day it made its way down through the university campus and was finally cornered by rangers in the parking lot of the NBCC Corporate Office on Smythe Street," Cormier said in an email to CBC News.

Cormier said the moose was a young male about 18 months old. It was healthy but exhausted.

"At approximately 3:30 Saturday afternoon it was tranquilized without incident and transported to a safe, wooded location outside of the city away from homes and people," said Cormier. 

"Rangers stayed with the animal until it recovered and went off on its own into the woods." 

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.