Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stress Blamed for Death of Moose in Winnipeg That Caused Traffic Tie-Up

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stress Blamed for Death of Moose in Winnipeg That Caused Traffic Tie-Up

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Moose dies after causing stir in Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG - A moose that was on the loose for two days in Winnipeg and almost delayed the start of a Canadian Football League game has died after being tranquilized.

Manitoba's Sustainable Development department says two days of running around the Manitoba capital was too much for the moose, which was first seen Friday morning behind a school in the city's Fort Garry neighbourhood.

The next day, it turned up in a grassy area outside Investors Group Field just as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were preparing to take on the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.

Police blocked off routes to the stadium to keep fans from getting in the way as conservation staff attempted to corner the animal, and the Blue Bombers considered delaying the start of the game.

Conservation officers managed to tranquilize the moose, which was between two and three years old, and were planning to remove it to a remote location. …

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