Updated at 2:25 p.m.
The journey of a moose on the loose in Sudbury had a happy ending Friday.
The young cow was tranquilized at around 12:25 p.m. by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry after it found itself cornered in a fenced-in lumber yard at Kelly Lake Building Supplies on Brady Street.
Greater Sudbury Police said they first received a call about the moose being seen in the Flour Mill. It wandered its way through the Donovan, across Elm Street and down in the CP rail yard, where it stayed for about an hour.
It then found its way into the back parking lot of the Kelly Lake Building Supplies and eventually into the lumber yard, where the MNRF managed to fire two tranquilizer darts into the moose.
According to the MNRF, it was a “textbook” animal relocation. The animal was not injured, nor was anyone else, and no property was damaged.
Updated at 2:15 p.m.
Check back to Sudbury.com for a video about the incident.
Updated at 1:30 p.m.
The moose has been safely transported away from the area, Greater Sudbury Police reported on their Twitter page at 1:20 p.m. Sudbury.com has photos and footage from the incident this morning. Check back for more on this story.
Updated at 11:30 a.m.
The moose is currently at the rail yard near Lorne Street, say Sudbury.com reporters on the scene. Greater Sudbury Police reported on their Twitter account that the animal is contained and officers are awaiting the arrival of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
There's a “moose on the loose” in the area of Elm and Regent streets, Greater Sudbury Police reported on their Twitter account just before 11 a.m. Friday morning.
“Motorists are asked to not follow or honk at the animal,” police said. “Officers are trying to contain the animal and move it away the public.”
The Ministry of Natural Resources has been contacted, police say.