Military Moose

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Soldiers and state wildlife officers have captured an intruder that penetrated a fenced area at Fort Carson: a 500-pound female moose.

The Division of Wildlife says the moose had wandered into an area reserved for equipment that will be returning from Iraq, where more than 10,000 Fort Carson soldiers are deployed.

The animal was taken to Grand Mesa -- about 200 miles away in Western Colorado -- where the Division of Wildlife is trying to re-establish a moose herd.

The moose was spotted Wednesday, then wildlife officers tranquilized it and loaded it into a trailer with the help of about a dozen soldiers.

Fort Carson provided 600 pounds of ice to put in the trailer to keep the moose cool for the drive through record-high temperatures.