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Moose tased after antlers get stuck in hammock

Officials are asking you to be aware of hanging items in your yards which may cause injury to wildlife.

On Sunday, Sublette County Sheriff’s deputies and Wyoming Game and Fish responded to South Fremont Avenue for a report of a bull moose who appeared to have its antlers tangled in a hammock attached to a tree.

Due to the nature of the entangled animal and the proximity to hunting season, a tranquilizer would render the animal not harvestable and inedible.

A plan was devised to use Tasers from SCSO deputies which have proven successful in other jurisdictions to incapacitate the animal long enough to remove the hammock but not harm the animal.

The plan was successful, and the moose was freed from the tangled hammock without injury and safely left the area.

Officials ask you to remove hanging items, hammocks, bird feeders or anything else moose, deer and other wildlife could get tangled in to avoid further occurrences.

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