A 700-pound moose in Adams was relocated

The moose was brought to an "undisclosed rural location," officials said.

700-pound moose immobilized and released
–Massachusetts Environmental Police via Facebook

A 700-pound moose drew environmental police and officials from the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to Adams on Monday.

Because of where they found the moose, officials used an “immobilization agent” and moved him. Officials took him to “an undisclosed rural location, ” according to a Facebook post from Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Those on scene watched the moose until the effects of the agent wore off.

There have been several moose encounters throughout the region over the past couple of weeks.

On Sept. 1, a moose was spotted in South Hero, Vermont, near Lake Champlain. While officials initially thought the moose may have drowned due to being surrounded by onlookers, the Burlington Free Press later reported that brainworms may have actually been the culprit.


In Barnstead, New Hampshire, on Sept. 4, a moose died after it was struck by two vehicles, one of which flipped over.