PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – An injured moose that had been staying in a Three Rivers pond for days was put down by environmental police officers Tuesday morning.
Sgt. Rodney North of the Palmer Police Department told 22News that the moose was clipped by a car on Saturday night.
The moose made its way into a pond by the intersection of Springfield Street and Three Rivers Road.
A biologist and environmental police officers were sent to assess the moose, discovering that it had a broken pelvis.
The approximately two year-old animal was able to move around in the water and was eating and drinking, but it was not able to walk any distance.
Massachusetts Environmental Police arrived at the pond to check on the moose again Tuesday morning, and they determined that there was not much that they could do for the moose, and decided that it should be put down.
Play the video to get a look at the moose’s condition prior to the Massachusetts Environmental Police deciding to put the animal down. The video does not show the moose being shot.