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DEC officers capture moose in Clifton Park


CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - The young bull moose that has been wandering around the Clifton Park area has been captured in a back yard and will return to the Adirondacks for a safe release.

State Police and Department of Environmental Conservation Officers captured and tranquilized the 600 pound 2-year-old male moose in the area of Dunsbach Road in Halfmoon on Tuesday morning.

The DEC says the same moose that was seen near Clifton Park on Sunday evening near the northbound exit 9 of the Northway, near Route 146 in the town of Halfmoon, was spotted Monday at the Northway Golf Driving Range on the Crescent Road at Exit 8 of the Northway.

DEC Police herded the 600 pound moose into a wooded area so that it would not pose any harm to people, property or itself.

The DEC says it's not very uncommon for moose to make their way into residential streets; the young ones will often get run out of areas by older moose at the beginning of their mating season.

Over the past few days, NEWS10 ABC has heard reports of a moose in Saratoga County. There is no word if this is the same moose.

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