Massive moose runs loose through streets of Worcester

WORCESTER (WHDH) - Firefighters in Worcester Tuesday were forced to jump into action after receiving a report of a massive moose that was running loose through the streets in the city.

State environmental police found the 400-pound moose hiding in the reeds near a pond behind the Worcester Fire headqueaters.

Firefighters helped officers track it down, corner it and tranquilize it for transport to a wooded area.

Officials say the moose romped through a housing complex before it was eventually loaded up for transport.

“This one got a little deeper into the city than we would have hoped for,” Deputy Chief John Sullivan said.

Officials say they are glad the animal did not charge into traffic.

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