Family discovers a moose in their basement

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
imrs

Moose discovered in family’s basement

HAILEY, Idaho – A family in Idaho heard a noise downstairs, and discovered this stranger lurking in their basement. It was a moose.

The female animal had fallen into a 3-foot deep window well and made her way into the home, according to Lt. Steve England of the Hailey Police Department.

Officers tried their best to coax the moose up the stairs and back outside, but the moose wanted to stay put. By the time Fish and Game officers arrived, the moose had been in the basement nearly two hours. The animal was tranquilized and then all of the officers helped carry it up the stairs and out the front door.

The cold weather in Idaho has dried up much of the animals’ food supply, so authorities are trying to provide them with emergency rations.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.