Deputy kills moose after Nederland CO attack

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Water leaks from a female moose in Maine in 2020. In Colorado, a moose that attacked two people and a dog, seriously injuring a man, was killed after charging rescuers, officials say .

Associated press kit

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.

Don Sweeney has been a journalist and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter based at The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

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