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CPW rescues unwanted visitor in Breckenridge basement

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (KDVR) – This is a sight you don’t see every day, Colorado Parks and Wildlife rescued a moose that found its way into the basement of the Breckenridge home on Monday.

According to CPW, a call came in at 3:30 p.m. that said a moose was trapped in the house near the Ski Hill Road.

The curious creature was eating grass near the house when it fell through a snow-covered window into the basement.

When CPW officers arrived, they opened the doors in the house to allow the elk to exit. However, the exit required a flight of stairs in the basement, and the elk hesitated about leaving.

In the end, CPW officers calmed the moose and removed its antlers so it could fit on the stairs and reduce further damage to the house. The CPW says elk antlers usually fall off at this time of year anyway, and they’ll regrow in the spring.

The moose appeared healthy except for a small cut on its leg and was released back into the wild.

While this situation may seem unique, CPW says it’s an important reminder about removing vegetation that can attract unwanted visitors from around your home.

“It is important that window wells allow people in the home to escape in an emergency, but sometimes they can be a danger to wildlife,” said Jeromy Huntington, Animal Area Director. Wild of CPW said. “Removing vegetation that can attract wildlife around the area near window wells, and covering the bottom of window wells with approved nets that allow people to escape, will reduce the likelihood of people getting out. active wildlife is trapped or in this case, there’s an uninvited guest in the house. ”

For more ways to avoid exposure to unwanted wildlife, visit CPW . website.

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Tom Vazquez

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