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Loose Moose Tranquilized Near Investors Group Field

September 9, 2017 6:12 PM | News

Loose Moose

Conservation officials tranquilize a moose on the University of Manitoba campus, Saturday, September 9, 2017. (MANITOBA CONSERVATION OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION)

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.