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Young moose stuck in Colorado skate park dies after being tranquilized

June 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM ET

Lois Ott / AP /
A young bull moose wandered into the skate park in Nederland, Colorado on Wednesday morning June 20, 2012.
Lois Ott / AP /

Denver Post reports: A young moose that wandered into Nederland's skate park on Wednesday was tranquilized by state wildlife officers and removed from the facility's open bowl -- only to later die from the stress of the situation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said.

"He was very stressed out by the time we arrived," Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said. "This was a last ditch effort, and unfortunately he didn't make it." Continue reading the full story.

Lois Ott / AP /
A young bull moose is carried off the skate park on Wednesday morning.

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