AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A moose was on the loose at a park in Agawam, and police were trying to make sure that the giant animal didn’t wander onto busy Route 57, Wednesday night.
Agawam Police Dispatcher Kate Chamigny told 22News that the large bull moose was first spotted near the red barn at School Street Park at around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon. An animal control officer and the environmental police were called in.
22News cameras captured video of the moose roaming the neighborhood. The moose jumped a fence and ran around some houses on Corey Street and River Road. Chamigny said the moose was very large, and they wanted to make sure it didn’t get onto nearby Route 57.
There were environmental police officers there who, at some point, fired a tranquilizer dart at it. We don’t know if they hit the moose with the tranquilizer, but it ran off behind some houses on River Road, making its way toward the Springfield Yacht Club.
We lost track of it, but some yacht club members told 22News it jumped into the river.