Winnipeg police and conservation officials were trying to herd a loose moose near Investors Group Field on Saturday afternoon.
As thousands of fans attempted to get themselves to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Banjo Bowl, police were forced to temporarily close Chancellor Matheson Road at the University of Manitoba.
Video on social media showed the moose running through a field just east of Pembina Highway near Bison Drive.
Police believe the moose is the same calf that was running wild to avoid capture on Friday in the Wildwood Park neighbourhood.
Officials tranquilized the young male — estimated to be about two to three years of age — outside Investors Group Field just prior to kickoff between the Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
For updates, follow the hashtag #LooseMoose on Twitter.
A day in the life of a Conservation Officer. Immobilized #loosemoose awaits transport back to the wild. Thanks again @wpgpolice pic.twitter.com/PgDeQQ7w8N
— MCOA_Official (@MCOA_Official) September 9, 2017
Winnipeg police and the department of fisheries try to contain a moose near Pembina and Chancellor Matheson. #winnipeg #wfp pic.twitter.com/w9aoRMdjpm
— Trevor Hagan (@wpgphotog) September 9, 2017
A video of the moose at the Banjo Bowl! #bombers #cfl #banjobowl pic.twitter.com/9cskTpjkJ7
— Kyle Penner (@kyle_penner) September 9, 2017