A three or four year old male moose decided to pay a visit to downtown Portland, Maine, last week.
When he'd had all the swim he wanted, he exited the pond and made his way towad the trees and bushes. Game wardens were summoned to the scene, as the large animal could cause harm as well as be harmed in traffic. (A moose caused a 5-car wreck on the Turnpike near Kennebunk, ME, last Wednesday.)
Park rangers said this was the third moose they've seen in the city in the last two years. An attempt to shoot the moose with a tranquilizer gun failed when the gun jammed. (The tranquilized moose would have been moved to safety)
Rangers kept an eye on the moose until it disappeared into the woods, relieved that no harm had come to the moose or others.
source of photos and story: The Portland Press Herald, July 3, 2010.