Alaska firefighters help rescue a moose trapped in a home

    Firefighters from Central Emergency Services with personnel from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Alaska Department of Fish and Game pose with a moose they helped rescue. (Capt. Josh Thompson/Central Emergency Services)

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Firefighters in Alaska got an unusual request for assistance last weekend from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, but it wasn’t your mundane cat-stuck-in-a-tree situation.

    Instead, Capt. Josh Thompson with Central Emergency Services on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula said they were needing help getting a moose out of a basement.

    The 1-year-old bull weighing up to 500 pounds had fallen through a window well into a home's basement.

    Authorities were able to tranquilize the moose, and six firefighters helped carry it out on a stretcher intended for a large human.

    A reversal agent for the tranquilizer was administered, and after a while, the moose happily haunted back into the woods.

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