A sheriff’s deputy shot a moose on Wednesday (June 8) after the animal attacked two people and a dog, Colorado officials told media.
A 31-year-old man was seriously injured in the attack at 8 a.m. local time near Nederland, Colorado Parks and Wildlife told KMGH.
A Boulder County sheriff’s deputy responding to the incident shot the moose twice with non-lethal poof bullets and a warning shot after he returned, officials told KKTV.
When the moose charged a third time as rescuers tried to carry the injured man to safety, the deputy shot and killed him, officials told OutThereColorado.
This is the third moose attack in Colorado in two weeks, according to the publication.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, who also responded to the incident, will investigate, KMGH reported.
Nederland is a city near Boulder, northwest of Denver.