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Fire department assists in rescue of moose that was trapped in a pool

Moose is now safely in the care of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

It would appear as though it's not just humans who are eager for summer to get started.

A young moose became trapped in a pool in the Garson area Monday morning and was safely rescued by Greater Sudbury Fire Services and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

"It's not something that we do every day but we were glad to assist," said GSPS deputy chief Jesse Oshell.

The moose became trapped in the pool sometime Monday morning, and the fire department and members of the MNRF responded to the call at around 1:30 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Fire Services assisted in pumping the stagnant water from the pool so that the moose could be safely removed.

"We brought in our volume pumps to get the water out of there; it was a bit difficult because there was a lot of debris so our pumps and the ministry's pumps kept getting clogged up," said Oshell.

"We needed to remove the water because the concern the MNR had was that if they were going to sedate the moose they didn't want it falling into the water."

The rescue was a little tricky, admitted Oshell, as there is always a certain level of concern for the well-being of the animal.

"The pumps are loud, so we were trying to keep our distance and do what we could not frighten a large animal that's in distress," said Oshell.

"Thankfully they got it out of there and it's now safely in the care of the MNR. They'll check on it and make sure it's rehabilitated before being released."



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