BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Broomfield residents were surprised to see a moose on the loose in their suburban neighborhood Friday morning.
Terry Travis was coming home from his firefighter shift at North Metro Fire Rescue just after 7 a.m. when a neighbor alerted him about the male moose in their Ridgeview Heights subdivision.
"I've lived here for about 30 years and we've had elk and deer and bear down here, but never a moose," Travis said.
Travis snapped some photos as the moose ran past his Daphne Street home and the man followed the moose as it galloped across the campus of Broomfield Heights Middle School.
Police officers arrived and tried to use their patrol cars to herd the moose back toward open space, Travis said.
After running into a fenced area, the moose cut back through the subdivision and finally found its way to freedom in the open fields of Ruth Roberts Park, said Travis, who saw state wildlife officers with binoculars watching the moose as it safely departed the suburbs.