01 Feb 2017

Moose in Basement


The Washington Post reports on an unusual case of home invasion in Hailey, Idaho.

It’s been a rough winter in the American West, with heavy snowfalls that are causing trouble for even the hardiest locals.

Take, for example, the Idaho moose in the photo above. Like a lot of wildlife in the area, it probably meandered early Saturday into the town of Hailey in pursuit of food, according to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. It ended up tumbling down a window well and crashing into the carpeted basement of a house — which, to be fair, looked pretty cozy.

Sheriff’s deputies, police officers and Idaho Department of Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer Alex Head were called to the scene at about 2:30 a.m. They tried to coax the animal up the stairs, but “the moose was having none of it, charging the officers several times,” Josh Royse, a Fish and Game regional conservation officer, wrote on the department’s website.

The authorities ended up sedating the female moose, who, fittingly, slipped into a more mellow state near a Bob Marley wall tapestry.

“With all hands on deck, the sleeping giant was carried up the stairs and out the front door,” he wrote. “It woke up in the snow covered street, groggy and confused, but free.”

Apparently, in 2015, an elk got into a basement in the same town.

One Feedback on "Moose in Basement"

Tom Stelene

I’m hysterical! IT reminds of Sylvester and the baby kangaroo on Looney Tunes – “crazy moose loose in the hoose.” Oh wow! Go to1:55 mark! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSn3e_lR94


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