Animal Welfare Officer Carol Hepburn, APD, Amherst College PD and Environmental Police played hide and seek most of the morning into the early afternoon chasing a young moose dangerously close to Amherst town center.
APD blocking Hitchcock Street leading to Amherst College track
Police shut off traffic at a number of locations but had to move quickly as the moose did not want to cooperate with attempts at herding, so a marksman was called in.
Environmental cop with tranquilizer gun
The first two attempts to bring the beast down with a tranquilizer shot failed, but the third attempt was the charm.