Moose spotted in South Portland tranquilized, removed from area by game wardens

A moose that roamed a South Portland neighborhood for much of Wednesday was tranquilized and removed from the area by the Maine Warden Service.The moose was caught on video in the Willard Square area of the city Wednesday morning.The moose remained in the Willard Beach-Southern Maine Community College area of South Portland for most of the day.Late in the afternoon, three biologists from the Maine Warden Service arrived to assess the moose before tranquilizing it and moving it to another area.A member of the warden service said this is not the first rogue moose that’s been reported this year. It is typical to see more moose around during mating season, but this moose is obviously far from home. The moose drew onlookers and a warning from police to give the animal its space. The moose was seen Tuesday night wandering the Highland Avenue area. It was also seen headed toward Sawyer Road in Cape Elizabeth. Monday morning a moose was seen in the sports complex near Scarborough High School. Police said it might be the same animal.

A moose that roamed a South Portland neighborhood for much of Wednesday was tranquilized and removed from the area by the Maine Warden Service.

The moose was caught on video in the Willard Square area of the city Wednesday morning.

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The moose remained in the Willard Beach-Southern Maine Community College area of South Portland for most of the day.

Late in the afternoon, three biologists from the Maine Warden Service arrived to assess the moose before tranquilizing it and moving it to another area.

A member of the warden service said this is not the first rogue moose that’s been reported this year. It is typical to see more moose around during mating season, but this moose is obviously far from home.

The moose drew onlookers and a warning from police to give the animal its space.

The moose was seen Tuesday night wandering the Highland Avenue area. It was also seen headed toward Sawyer Road in Cape Elizabeth.

Monday morning a moose was seen in the sports complex near Scarborough High School. Police said it might be the same animal.