Moose Falls Into Wood River Valley Basement
HAILEY, Idaho (KLIX) A moose is doing well after falling into a basement in the Wood River Valley this weekend. The Blaine County Sheriff's office says in a post on Facebook the young cow moose fell into the basement from a window on Sunday. Idaho Department of Fish and Game says an officer was able to sedate the large animal and, with help from other officers, carry it out of the basement. This is not the first large animal to make its way into a Wood River Valley basement. Last year an elk was discovered in the lower levels of a home. Here is what Fish and Game had to say about the latest incident:
With the assistance of Blaine County Deputies, and officers from Hailey and Bellevue, officer Alex Head attempted to herd the moose up the stairs and out the front door to freedom. The moose was having none of it, charging the officers several times. Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints was called at 3:00 am this morning to bring narcotics up to sedate the moose. With all hands on deck, the sleeping giant was carried up the stairs and out the front door. It woke up in the snow covered street, groggy and confused, but free.