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Sheriff's sergeant comes to the aid of trapped moose

Published August 8, 2012 10:13 am

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A Weber County sheriff's sergeant on Tuesday was filmed freeing a moose that was tangled in a swing set at a home in Causey Estates.

The video shows the bull moose struggling against the chains of the swings until Sgt. Lane Findlay approaches with a cutting tool. Findlay stands inches from the moose and trims away the chains; at one point, he extends a hand to the moose's nose to reassure him.

The video ends when the moose is freed. The moose then returned to the house to rest in the shade and drink some water, deputies wrote.

Swing sets and volleyball nets are hazards for moose that live close to humans, officers wrote.