Moose falls out the window in the AK basement

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A moose became trapped in a basement after falling out of a window in Soldotna, Alaska, firefighters said Nov. 20, 2022.

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A moose fell through a window and became trapped in a basement in Alaska, photos show.

Firefighters responded to a home in Soldotna to save the young moose, Soldotna Professional Firefighters said in a Facebook post on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Seven firefighters, plus three biologists and two wildlife troopers, participated in the rescue, the Anchorage Daily News reported. “I can’t even believe it,” said firefighter Gunnar Romatz.

The animal was sedated and transported up a flight of stairs, into a garage and outside, the outlet reported. Biologists treated the moose for minor injuries.

Photos show the animal outside after the rescue, heading for the woods.

And it’s not the first time a moose has found itself in a place that doesn’t belong to it.

A moose fell through a snow-covered window in Colorado in January, McClatchy News previously reported.

This animal had to be tranquilized and removed from the house.

Soldotna is in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, approximately 150 miles southwest of Anchorage.

This story was originally published November 22, 2022 1:35 p.m.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy Live National Reporter covering Washington State and the Western Region. She holds a journalism degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is based in Phoenix.

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